Melinda Williams Named Statistics Dept Director

June 23, 2015

MELINDA_WILLIAMSMrs. Melinda Williams [pictured] has been appointed to the position of Director of the Department of Statistics for the Bermuda Government, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Derrick Binns announced today.

A spokesperson said, “Mrs. Williams joined the Public Service as a Statistical Officer in 1984 and was then promoted to Social Statistician in 1992. During her tenure, she gained experience as the Parliamentary Voter Registration Survey Supervisor for the 1987 and 1995 surveys.

“Mrs. Williams also served on the 1991, 2000 and 2010 Census Planning Teams. Between 1999 and 2001 she was the Assistant Superintendent for the 2000 Population and Housing Census where she was responsible for assisting with overseeing the general operation of the 2000 Census which included activities such as questionnaire design, developing training materials, writing manuals, recruiting, training and supervising census staff.

“In 2005, Mrs. Williams spent seven months in the Central Policy Unit as a Sustainable Development Project Team Member under the direction of the then Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet. She contributed to the Sustainable Development consultation document and acted as an advocate for the process.

“Returning to the Department of Statistics, she resumed her duties as Social Statistician, a position she has held for the past 23 years. Mrs. Williams has acted recently as Director of the Department of Statistics for more than a year.”

Dr. Binns said, “I am pleased to congratulate Mrs. Melinda Williams as she assumes the role of Director effective immediately. Mrs. Williams has been with the Bermuda Government for 31 years and during her tenure has been employed in a number of positions that make her the ideal candidate to head the Department of Statistics. She brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in statistics, together with an overview of Government.”

“Mrs. Williams’ career within the Public Service has been outstanding and shows a steady progression of competence which has led to her successfully applying for and attaining the position of Director.

“She will be responsible for leading the department, overseeing the Bermuda Census process and producing statistical data, surveys and publications for the Bermuda Government. Again, I extend my congratulations to Mrs. Williams,” Dr. Binns concluded.

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  1. Yes …but what are the statistics on that? Statisticly speaking….of course…

  2. Lynne Winfield says:

    Congratulations Melinda Williams!