April 2021 - PresentCyber Policy Centre
Senior Technology Policy Researcher
Mar 2020 - PresentDataphysix Ltd
Dataphysix, Director – London, UK & Remote
Designing strategies and white papers on AI policy, ethics, and regulation for multinational companies and non-profit organisations. Advising a leading technology company on an AI governance and ethics strategy, working directly with directors. Drafted responses to European and UK consultations on AI and data. Building internal governance boards, algorithmic impact assessments, and commissioning research projects focused on AI safety, corporate governance, the future of work, and third party auditing of algorithms.
Sept 2018 - Mar 2020Office for AI (DCMS/BEIS)
Office for Artificial Intelligence, Head of Regulation – London, UK
Joined the Office for AI as a policy adviser and leading their Public Sector Adoption and Regulation work (national & EU). Designing and leading an ambitious 5-year strategy for AI and data science diffusion in the public sector. Responsible for advising foreign delegations, government departments, and building effective partnerships across government and with industry/academia.
Jan 2018 - May 2018Embassy of Greece
Embassy of Greece, Policy Adviser – London, UK
Worked directly with the First Counsellor for Political Affairs and the Ambassador. Advised/briefed high-level delegations and the Greek Government on investment analysis, technology, cyber-security, and foreign policy challenges. Represented the Embassy in meetings with the EU, United Kingdom, and Parliament. Part time job during my MPA.
Sept 2017 - Dec 2017The REDRESS Trust
The Redress Trust, Solicitor – London, UK
Worked with Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre and the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, analyzing causes and consequences of female-focused human rights violations in Francophone West Africa. Conducted multi-level analytical research, advocacy, and drafting on women’s sexual rights. Part time job during my MPA.
Feb 2017 - Sept 2017Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, International Law/Disputes Solicitor – London, UK
Represented FTSE100 clients in international disputes. Advised international banks, corporates, and governments on commercial matters. Regularly interviewed high-profile clients and led teams of up to 7. Advised on international rule of law and governance initiatives for Amal Clooney’s TrialWatch.
Aug 2014 - Feb 2017Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, International Law/Disputes Solicitor – London, UK & Paris, France
2-year training contract and subsequent qualification in international disputes/arbitration. Advised FTSE100 clients and states on multi-billion commercial and investor-state disputes, EU law/competition, corporate finance, investigations, and sanctions. Responsible for updating clients on technology and cyber-security developments. Extensive pro bono work, incl. assisting war victims in West Africa, representing vulnerable clients, and providing legal advice to NGOs
Mar 2014 - Jun 2014Covus Group
Covus Group, M&A and Investor Relations – Berlin, Germany
Worked directly with the Head of M&A. Reviewed documentation of a major debt financing. Drafted and evaluated business plans for Series A & B start-ups. Delivered presentations to highly regarded institutional and angel investors, helping portfolio companies to successfully raise further funds. Researched market updates, M&A, and competitors to support portfolio companies. General project management and BD.
Jun 2012 - Sept. 2012UBS Investment Bank
UBS Investment Bank, Summer Analyst – London, UK
Responsible for drafting and publishing an internal guide on FCA/EU regulations and ethics in investment banking. Analyzed transactions to help departments meet regulatory objectives. Received extensive training on capital markets, equities, financial modelling, and wealth management.
Sept 2017 - Sept 2018
University College London
Master’s in Public Administration and Management
Dissertation: Can blockchain technology be used to increase the transparency, efficiency, and cost effectiveness of humanitarian interventions? Case study of the World Food Programme’s “Building Blocks”.
Aug 2013 - Feb 2014
BPP University Law School
Accelerated Legal Practice Course
Sept 2010 - July 2013
King’s College London School of Law
Tony Blair Institute for Global Change & The Entrepreneurs Network
The Entrepreneurs Network
Group of Seven (G7)
The Centre for Long-Term Resilience
World Economic Forum
Filip Never Steps
Office for AI
Alan Turing Institute
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Social Impact Volunteering
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Power and Accountability Committee Member. Funding projects to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.
2020We And AI
We And AI
Organisational design and general advisory. Setting up and contributing to various working group.
2019 - 2020Nesta
Judge for the £1m Tech to Connect social challenge fund to tackle social exclusion.
2016 - 2017ThamesReach
Co-devised and implemented pilot interventions targeting homelessness in London. Assisted with mental health, drug, and alcohol-related counselling.
Benchmarking work to improve Freshfields’ commitment to diversity, leading the firm to be ranked as one of the best employers in the UK for LGBTQIA staff.
2015 - 2016Royal Courts of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice
Advised vulnerable/underprivileged individuals in court pro bono.
Strategic/legal advice on responses to public queries and letters.
2011The Beckley Foundation
The Beckley Foundation
Data analysis and evaluation of socio-economic impact of global war on drugs. Consulted with economists and scientists. Co-authored articles with the founder.
Philanthropy & Int'l Development
Active member of Effective Altruism London. Avid reader of specialist and academic literature. Frequent attendance at Chatham House, GiveWell, 80,000 Hours, EA & ODI events.
Technology & Innovation
Founder of an AI Governance/Ethics discussion group. Regular attendance at technical and policy events at think tanks, consultancies, and government groups