Dr. Phillip Gould is the Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
In his current role, Dr. Gould is responsible for guiding whole-of-government reforms to the public sector data system to deliver improved service, policies and research outcomes for Australians. He is working to develop new data sharing legislation to promote a culture of safely using data to its maximum potential. A significant portion of Dr. Gould’s work involves engaging with the public to design and build trust in the scheme.
Dr. Gould brings in significant experience as the methodology and data integration lead at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His previous experience is in the fields of banking and finance, and he holds a PhD in Time Series Econometrics.