Heather Savory joined the Office for National Statistics as Director General for Data Capability in May 2015.
Heather has a strong commercial track-record and extensive board and senior management experience in entrepreneurial and high technology businesses, consulting and central government.
Heather was appointed as Chair of the Open Data User Group (ODUG), an independent advisory group to the Government’s Public Sector Transparency Board, for three years from May 2012; she is also a member of the Regulatory Board of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Heather has previously worked at 3Dlabs as Vice President of Engineering and Operations and eComData as Managing Director. More recently, Heather worked at the centre of UK Government, spending two years in HM Treasury and three in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills at the Better Regulation Executive (BRE).
Heather graduated from Loughborough University of Technology with a 1st class B.Sc. (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and a diploma in Industrial Studies; she also has an Executive MBA from the London Business School.
Out of working hours, Heather enjoys sailing, travelling, playing Bridge, the creative arts and good food.