Simon Briscoe is a consultant in statistics and economics, an adviser to parliament’s Public Administration Committee and the director of a data science start-up. He is a trustee of the fact checking charity Full Fact and a council member of the Royal Statistical Society. Simon started his career as a statistician and economist in the civil service, mainly in the Treasury.
He then spent over a decade as a researcher in several investment banks, and another decade as Statistics Editor at the Financial Times. He left the FT to build a data scraping and visualisation business that was sold to a publishing company.