Ally McAlpine was appointed Interim Chief Statistician in April 2022.
He joined the civil service in 2013 from Police Scotland, where he had worked as an analyst and Performance Manager in the former Central Scotland constabulary.
A graduate of University of Stirling, he has worked in various roles across government, most recently in agricultural statistics. He also led the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (2016) which won several awards, including the Royal Statistical Society’s ‘Communicating Official Statistics’ and the Civil Service ‘Use of Analysis in Policy Making’ awards in 2017.
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