Analytical Ecologist

Having been both a producer and user of official statistics over the years - more classically described as the “gamekeeper” and “poacher” roles - this has provided deep insight into both perspectives.

This in fact gave me the luxury of occupying a middle ground, which I can only describe as “ecologist”. In data terms I would define this in simply as...

…understand about today for the benefit of tomorrow.

In fact there is a real balancing act. As with ecology balancing ‘protection’ and ‘exploitation’, and as with ecology seeking the desired state of dynamic equilibrium.

So perhaps a more mature approach would be a coalition, between gamekeeper and poacher for a mutually beneficial dynamic.