||Mariette O’Connell was appointed acting Regional Director of the ACT Office in January 2012. Mariette began her career with the ABS in 2002 as a graduate and has worked across a number of areas in social statistics and form design. She came to the ACT office in 2008 and has held a number of positions including Census Engagement Officer and State & Territory Statistical Services Director.|
In 2011, Mariette spent five months in Darwin leading the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics team and assisting with the 2011 Northern Australia Census enumeration.
As acting Regional Director, Mariette leads a team that promotes Census and the effective use of data through engagement with the ACT government, business and local community.
Mariette holds Bachelor Degrees in Social Sciences and Social Work.