An advocate for openness and collaboration that unlocks opportunities, empowers communities and encourages innovation.
A former Senior Technology Adviser to the UK Government's Chief Technology Officer in the Cabinet Office, and responsible for devising the UK Government's Open Standards Principles, first published in 2012 to worldwide acclaim. Put the UK's Government Digital Service technology standards and governance processes in place to improve software interoperability, and share data effectively. Led on international engagement on technology policy and worked closely with the European Commission and Member States on cross-border interoperability that put users first.
Founder and CEO of Paper Frogs Ltd, an SME providing digital and open standards advisory services. Non-Exec Director for Open Data Manchester Community Interest Company, which helps governments, businesses and individuals better understand the potential of data and how to work with it responsibly. Chair of the 360Giving data standard committee, which supports effective decision-making in the charitable giving and grant-making sector.