John ShepherdGeneral Manager, Industry Statistics Division, The Australian Bureau of Statistics

    John Shepherd leads the Industry Statistics Division at the ABS, which is responsible for producing statistics across a range of sectors to produce key economic indicators of business activity. John is currently leading projects that will reduce reporting burden including enabling small businesses to submit data using their accounting software, and even get data back.

    John held several senior roles at the Australian Taxation Office, including leading the implementation of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) initiative and played an active role in superannuation reform.

    John holds a Master of Taxation from the University of NSW and was awarded a Public Service Medal in the 2022 Australia Day Honours list for his work on STP.