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Fiona James

CDO and Director of Data Growth


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Fiona joined the Office for National Statistics in February 2022 as the CDO and Director of Data Growth and Operations. Prior to this she was the Deputy Director for Technology at the Crown Prosecution Service and is an experienced digital, data and technology and policy expert with a deep understanding of the delivery challenges faced by public sector organisations.

She has a track record in leadership through complexity, projects and people in both a policy and service delivery context. Fiona joined the Civil Service in 2006 as a generalist Fast Streamer at the Department for Transport, where she held policy, strategy and operational roles across aviation, roads and maritime. She spent four years working on exiting the European Union, leading transport and digital, data and technology readiness at the Cabinet Office, before moving to the Crown Prosecution Service in 2020. Fiona is married to Will and they have three sons.