Fiona Dowsley has extensive government experience in building the evidence base in crime and justice to support improved research, policy development and decision-making. She is also an advocate for improving the community's access to data and information. In January 2014, Fiona was appointed as the founding Chief Statistician of the Crime Statistics Agency in Victoria with responsibilities for establishing the new agency, creating a research agenda and providing a high quality statistical service to Victorians. Fiona has been a Director of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council since 2014. As part of a decade-long career at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Fiona spent two years as Director of the National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and collaborated in the international sphere, such as with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Task Force, to develop an international classification of crime.