Alan Smith is Principal Methodologist (and Founder) of the Data Visualisation Centre at the UK Office for National Statistics.
A cartographer by background, Alan has always been interested in the visual presentation of information. The work of his team focusses heavily on the opportunities offered by the web to produce rich, engaging content that promotes the use and understanding of statistics.
Alan won the Royal Statistical Society Award for Excellence in Official Statistics in 2010 and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Official Statistics in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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