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.