Image:Ms Gemma Van Halderen



Ms Van Halderen is responsible for the ABS’ Population, Education and Data Integration Division.  This Division has a diverse range of activities including responsibility for the 2011 Census, Demography, Wellbeing, Regional and Geography programs, and the ABS Geospatial strategies.  All of these programs touch on areas of current government and community interest.

Gemma has been a member of the Senior Executive Service for seven years.   Her interests are in improving the range, accessibility and visibility of statistics and data, as well as leaving the ABS and APS a better place than when she started.   She is currently achieving the latter as chair of the ABS Graduate Selection Panel, President of the ABS ACT Social Club, and champion of people capability programs.

Gemma has a BSc (Hons) from the Australian National University majoring in mathematical statistics, is an Accredited Statistician, and a newly elected member of the International Statistics Institute.

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