Simon's work now:
-    Consulting and journalism commitments
-    Specialist Advisor to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee ( PACAC , previously PASC)
-    Director at The Data Analsis Bureau

…and other activities:
-    Trustee of Full Fact , the independent fact-checking organisation
-    Involved with a number of local charities notably (since 2013, including three years as deputy chair) the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum
-     Elected (in 2016) to be council member of the Royal Statistical Society (2017 - )
-     Occasional blogger on mainly statistical issues at Britain in numbers

Work in the good old days:
-     Member of the Cabinet Office's Open Data User Group , ODUG. (2013-14)
-     Deputy chair of the ESRC-funded Data Infrastructure Strategic Advisory Committee (2012 - 2017)
-    At the start-up Timetric , a web-based publisher of economic and business data, originally based in Clerkenwell's White Bear Yard until being bought by a global publishing group (2010-12)
-     Statistics Editor at the Financial Times (1999-2010)
-     Investment banking research, at HSBC, Warburg and Nikko (1987-99)
-     Civil servant, in Treasury, Central Statistical Office and EU in Brussels (1981-87)

Other bits from the past:
-    The executive of Straight Statistics, which exposed the misuse of data
-    Technical advisor to the OECD's 'Measuring the progress of societies' project until 2012
-    Between 2006 and 2011 he was on the executive of the Statistics User Forum
-    Council member of the Royal Statistical Society (1998-2003) and the Society of Business Economists (now renamed SPE)
-    In the 2009 team that produced theBellagioSTAMP guiding principles used to measure and assess progress towards sustainability
-    Founding member of the editorial board of 'Significance'. See the latest news here!
-   Member (2012-2015) of the Heath sub-committee of the Heath and Hampstead Society and associated DamNonsense campaign which tried and failed to stop the building of dams to prevent flooding following a 1 in 400,000 year storm


Harriman's Financial Dictionary (2007, and subsequently published in Romanian!)
Interpreting The Economy (2000)


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