Glyn Jones

Chief Digital Officer, Welsh Government

Glyn Jones is the Chief Digital Officer for Welsh Government, having previously held the position of Chief Statistician for Wales. Glyn has been a driving force in the ADR UK initiative during his tenure as Co-Director of ADR Wales (2018-2020).

His ambitious attitude to the safe reuse of data to inform government decision making resulted in the establishment of the Welsh Government’s first Data Science Unit. With Ministerial backing, this flagship initiative raised data science capability within Welsh Government to directly deliver projects to support better decision making and internal processes. Glyn was responsible for leading the administrative data research agenda in Wales, embracing a positive culture of secure data sharing for research to ensure that Welsh datasets are available for re-use in a sustainable and repeatable manner. As part of his role in leading the delivery of the Digital Strategy for Wales, Glyn continues to see the use of data and the use of administrative data for research as fundamental to achieving successful outcomes.