Phillip Gould

Phillip Gould

Assistant Secretary

Office of the National Data Commissioner Branch, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Dr Phillip Gould was recently appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the newly established Office of the National Data Commissioner Branch (NDC), at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Phillip has worked in the fields of banking and finance and holds a PhD in Time Series Econometrics. He worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for seven years in methodology and data integration.

In his new role, Phillip will guide reforms to the Australian data system to improve the value of public data through new data sharing and release legislation. His responsibilities include establishing the Office of the NDC to oversee and monitor the integrity of Australia’s data system. The National Data Advisory Council will complement this by advising the NDC on technical best practice and ethical data use.

Phillip will be on the 'Data Sharing & Release' panel at Digital Summit 2019.