Social Research Centre

Diane Herz

Chief Executive Officer

Diane is a seasoned practitioner and leader in survey and policy research with more than three decades of experience in government and consulting roles in Australia and the US.  

She’s responsible of executing the SRC’s vision, mission and strategic goals, and effectively inspires, motivates, and nurtures a collaborative and results-driven corporate culture.  

In her last role at Mathematica Policy Research she had the dual responsibilities of Vice President and Director of Mathematica’s Human Services Division and as the company’s Chief Diversity Officer. 

Prior to Mathematica, Diane was an economist with the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). During her 21-year tenure at the BLS she served first as an economic analyst and later as director of the American Time Use Survey and the Current Population Survey (similar to the Monthly Labour Force Survey in Australia). 

Diane holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland College Park in Maryland and a master’s degree in management information systems from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society program and of the Tuck School at Dartmouth’s Leadership for Strategic Impact program. Diane has also held leadership positions in the survey industry, including as president of the Washington Statistical Society and as chair of the American Statistical Association’s Committee on LGBTQIA+ concerns.