Tom Orrell

Managing Partner @ Data Ready (UK) Limited

Tom is an experienced advocate whose expertise lies in the links between digital and data policy, sustainable development and human rights. Tom founded DataReady Limited in 2018 having identified a need for less technical and more organisation-centric research and services that focus on data governance, management, regulation and usability. Tom manages the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s interoperability stream, co-facilitating the Collaborative on Interoperability together with UNSD and Open Data Watch.

Prior to establishing DataReady, Tom led the Joined-Up Data Standards project at Publish What You Fund as a Senior Advocacy Advisor, contributing to the establishment of the Interoperability Collaborative. Previously, he worked for Global Partners Digital in London as a Programme Manager, as a human rights lawyer at Hansen Palomares solicitors, and as a consultant with UNICEF in Ethiopia and Togo, among other roles. Tom was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 and has a BA in International Relations from Keele University in the UK.

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