Richard Evans is currently Director General of the Industry Statistics Branch at Statistics Canada. He is a 28-year veteran of Statistics Canada, and has also worked at the Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee) in Paris.
He has spent most of his career compiling high-frequency economic indicators, such as the Consumer Price Index, the Monthly GDP, as well as indicators of manufacturing wholesale and retail trade. He has experience leading transformative projects and was the architect and project executive of the CPI Enhancement Initiative. Richard is passionate about using Data Science and AI to create user-centric data products from Big Data sources and has made it his mission to hire tomorrow’s statistical leaders.