Roger Halliday is the Scottish Government's Chief Statistician and CEO at Research Data Scotland. In fulfilling the role as Head of Profession, the Chief Statistician works closely with Senior Statisticians who work in the Analytical Services Divisions of Scottish Government Directorates. Roger started as Chief Statistician in November 2011. Before that, he worked in the Department of Health in England as a policy analyst managing evidence for decision making across NHS issues. He qualified with a degree in statistics in 1993 from St. Andrews University and joined the Government fast stream as an assistant statistician. He worked for various UK Government Departments and at the Scottish Government in a number of statistical and policy making roles. His areas of expertise are around transforming services with data, and has experience working in the fields of health, children, learning, skills and the economy.