Luise McCulloch, Deputy Australian Statistician, Statistical Services Group

Luise McCulloch is the Deputy Australian Statistician leading the Statistical Services Group. The Statistical Services Group has responsibility for producing the ABS’ demographic, economic and social statistics.

Luise joined the ABS in November 2015 after seven years at the Commonwealth Treasury department.

At Treasury Luise held the following positions: Division Head, Corporate and International Tax Division; Acting Executive Director, Policy Co-ordination and Governance; General Manager, Budget Policy Division; General Manager, Infrastructure, Industry, Environment and Defence Division; Head of the Sustainable Population Strategy Taskforce; and Principle Adviser (2010 Intergenerational Report).

Prior to re-joining Treasury in 2008, Luise held the positions of Assistant Secretary (Tax, Superannuation and Workplace Relations) and Assistant Secretary (Fiscal Policy) in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). Luise joined the public service in 1990 as a graduate with PM&C.

Luise has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours Economics) from the University of New England.