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Senior Staff Biography - Trevor Sutton, Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS 2017 Group
 

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Trevor Sutton is the Deputy Australian Statistician leading the ABS 2017 Group at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This group is responsible for both transforming the way the ABS conducts the next Census in 2016 and the way it collects, processes and disseminates information and related statistics. This Group also provides the statistically related integrated collection of dissemination services. Trevor also chairs the Governing Council of the Statistical Institution for the Asian and Pacific Region.

His previous roles in the ABS include the Chief Operating Officer and the Deputy Australian Statistician heading the Social Statistics Group. He was also Deputy Chair of ESCAP's Region/Task Force on Civil Registration of Vital Statistics.

Trevor has held senior positions in a range of areas in the Australian Public Service, including Child Support, Taxation, Public Health and Employment and Industrial Relations. While at the Child Support Agency, Trevor was the Deputy General Manager responsible for the largest reform agenda in Child Support since its inception in 1988.

Prior to Child Support, Trevor was Director of National Marketing Services for the Australian Taxation Office. During this time he developed the strategy and managed major marketing and information campaigns associated with the Government's significant taxation reforms of the late 80s to mid 90s. A centre piece of these reforms was the development of the 'TaxPack' that successfully addressed the Government's fundamental move to taxpayer self-assessment. Trevor was also the National Campaign Director of the Australian AIDS Educations Campaign from the mid to late 80s.

Trevor holds an Honours degree in Sociology and has undertaken postgraduate studies in economics and commenced a PhD in Public Policy, in the Economics and Political Science Program at the Research School of Social Science at the Australian National University.

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