Data transformation for a better Australia

Data transformation for a better Australia

Oct 5
CEDA is pleased to welcome David Kalisch, Australian Statistician with the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to discuss the newly developed partnership with Deakin University in transforming data collection for improved economic, environmental, social and population outcomes for Australia.


David Kalisch, Australian Statistician

Event overview

Join David Kalisch to hear about the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ partnership with Deakin University in the 5-year program for the improvement of data collection to unleash the power of statistics for a better Australia.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

David Kalisch
Australian Statistician

David W Kalisch was appointed the 15th Australian Statistician on 11 December 2014. As Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics he is accountable for the functions and operations of the Bureau. He has also been appointed as the non-judicial member of the Australian Electoral Commission.

Mr Kalisch is an economist with public sector experience in research and analysis, policy development and service delivery. He has an interest in labour markets, macroeconomics, retirement incomes, welfare to work strategies and health policy. He has pursued organisational performance and renewal through recent leadership responsibilities.

Mr Kalisch was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare for four years, a Commissioner at the Productivity Commission and a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has had Senior Executive roles in a range of Departments since 1991, has had two appointments at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, and was a member of the Australian Delegation to the OECD.

He studied economics at the University of Adelaide, is a Public Policy Fellow at the Australian National University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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