Ashwell Jenneker has been the DDG for Statistical Support and Informatics at Statistics South Africa since 2008. The cluster exists to optimise the use of technology in the production and use of official statistics, to promote and provide better access to official statistics, and to support the production and use of official statistics. Ashwell started his career at Stats SA as a Statistical Training Officer before progressing to Deputy Director of Marketing, Acting Director of Communication for the Census 2001, Executive Manager of Statistical Information Services and Executive Manager of the Data Management and Information Delivery Project (DMID) before his DDG appointment. Ashwell is married and has two sons. His passion is clearly visible on the squash court. He has won numerous squash tournaments and currently plays in the Northern Gauteng squash team. He has a BSc (honours) in mathematics and a higher diploma in education from the University of Western Cape. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa.