Gemma Van Halderen - Member

Gemma Van Halderen is a member of the ABS’ Executive Group, leading the transformation of ABS’ statistical programs and implementation of modernised statistical capabilities.  She is also responsible for modernising ABS’s legislation and transformation strategies for data sharing, data integration and microdata access.

Gemma shapes strategy, change and transformation of ABS’ business, policies and engagement with partners including Commonwealth and State/Territory governments.   She also has had extensive experience with the global statistical system through the United Nations Statistical Commission and United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management.  She was recently part of an OECD Working Group which has published new Guidelines on Research Ethics and New Forms of Data for social and economic research.

Her interests are in improving the range, accessibility and visibility of statistics and data for research, analysis and public policy.


Gemma holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University.  She is an Accredited Australian Statistician and an elected member of the International Statistics Institute.   She is on the Statistical Journal of the IAOS Editorial Board and has several years of involvement with the IAOS Young Statistician Prize.