Make things open. Make things happen. Make things better.
Linda is a digital specialist working to unlock opportunities that encourage innovation whilst benefiting society.
She is a former chief of staff from Co-op Group where she was head of The Federation - a co-working space for digital and social innovators in the heart of Manchester, UK. She connected ideas, people and organisations, fostering collaboration that helped social enterprises and charities to meet their objectives.
Her passion for openness and collaborative working was put to good use during her time as a Senior Technology Adviser to the UK Government's Chief Technology Officer in the Government Digital Service. She led development of the Open Standards Principles, first published in 2012 to worldwide acclaim, putting users of government services at the heart.
She is co-chair of the UK Government's Open Standards Board, a Board member for Open Data Manchester Community Interest Company, working to create a fairer world built on responsible and intelligent data use. She also chairs the 360Giving data standard committee, supporting effective decision-making in the charitable giving and grant-making sector.