Bruce Hockman, Chief Economist, Statistical Services Group

Bruce Hockman is the Chief Economist, Statistical Services Group.

Bruce has an economics degree from Adelaide University and he also did post-graduate studies at Macquarie University. Prior to joining the ABS Bruce worked at the RBA, Deutsche Bank and as CEO of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

He joined the ABS in 2005 as Director of Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys and Prices in Sydney, the team provides around 60% of the data used for the quarterly national accounts.

Bruce was appointed as Assistant Statistician of National Accounts Branch, in Canberra, in 2010.

Bruce was promoted to First Assistant Statistician in February 2012 and was the Division Head of the Business, Industry and Environment Statistics Division. In July 2015 he transferred to Macroeconomic Statistics Division as the General Manager.

With a long career in Macroeconomics Bruce uses his knowledge to apply international statistical frameworks to produce a coherent and reliable picture of the Australian Economy and Environment.