New Head of IEA Energy Data Centre is former Chief Statistician at UK DECC

1 March 2015

Duncan Millard has extensive experience with international statistical work.

Duncan Millard has started as the new Chief Statistician and Head of the IEA Energy Data Centre as Jean-Yves Garnier retires after nearly 20 years in charge  of IEA statistics.

Chief Statistician for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for ten years, Mr. Millard arrives at the IEA with a wealth of experience delivering effective statistics needed for developing and monitoring policy. He was a co-creator of the DECC School, and he and his team at DECC were the recipient of three Royal Statistical Service awards for Excellence in Official Statistics.

In announcing his appointment, IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven said that Mr. Millard’s work at DECC “resulted in the production of quality data meeting both national and international needs, as well as establishing new approaches for monitoring energy efficiency policies, improving the timeliness of data, e.g. quarterly renewables data, and new analysis such as diversity measures in oil and gas imports”.

Mr. Millard’s extensive experience with international statistical work has included being an influential member of both the IEA and Eurostat energy statistics groups. His work with the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) has resulted in strong working relations with constituent organisations such as the International Energy Forum (IEF) the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and the United Nations Statistical Commission.

Before DECC, Mr. Millard’s managerial experience included the reform and modernisation of statistics in the States of Jersey and, as Director of Energy Statistics and Energy Efficiency at the UK Department of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, work on the development of the understanding of options to decarbonise heat use that ultimately led to new government policies. He also served as Head of Energy Security and Electricity Policy at the UK Department of Trade and Industry.