Advisory Board

The Director of the Institute is advised by a distinguished international Advisory Board of persons with expertise or experience relevant to our work. The Board gives guidance on general research directions and assists in fundraising and income generation.

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Members of Advisory Board

  •  Sir Alex Allan KCB

    Sir Alex Allan KCB

    Advisory Board Member

    Sir Alex Allan served as the first UK Government e-Envoy, and is former chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee and Head of Intelligence Assessment, UK Cabinet Office.

  •  Mr Charles Conn

    Mr Charles Conn

    Advisory Board Member

    Mr Conn is Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford University and Senior Advisor to the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

  •  Toby Coppel

    Toby Coppel

    Advisory Board Member

    Toby Coppel is an investment partner of Virgin Group. He is former Chief Strategy Officer of Yahoo! Inc. and EVP/Managing Director of Yahoo! Europe.

  •  Philip Evans

    Philip Evans

    Advisory Board Member

    Philip Evans serves as Senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group, Boston. He founded BCG's media and Internet practices, and consults within the financial services, consumer goods, media, and information technology industries.

  •  Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

    Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin

    Advisory Board Member

    Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has been a Councillor of State in France since 1986 and is President of the Internet Rights Forum, Paris (Le Forum des droits sur l'internet, FDI)

  •  Joichi Ito

    Joichi Ito

    Advisory Board Member

    Joi Ito is Director of MIT's MediaLab and Chair of the Board of Creative Commons, where he previously served as CEO. A pioneer of the Internet start-up revolution in the 1990s, he founded and helped establish a number of Internet companies in Japan.

  •  Professor Eddie Kuo

    Professor Eddie Kuo

    Advisory Board Member

    Eddie C.Y. Kuo (PhD, Minnesota) is a Professorial Fellow in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), of which he was the Founding Dean of the School (1992-2003)

  •  Dr James Manyika

    Dr James Manyika

    Advisory Board Member

    James Manyika is a Director (senior partner) at McKinsey & Company and one of the leaders of their Global High Tech Media and Telecom Practice based in Silicon Valley. He leads the McKinsey Global Institute, the firm's business and economics research arm.

  •  Rosemary Martin

    Rosemary Martin

    Advisory Board Member

    Rosemary Martin is Vodafone Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

  •  Christopher Michel

    Christopher Michel

    Advisory Board Member

    Christopher Michel is the Managing Director of Nautilus Ventures. He is the founder of Affinity Labs and and serves as a Director of International Data Group (IDG), Dale Carnegie, and Ventana. He is also a Governor on the USO World Board.

  •  Andrew Pinder CBE

    Andrew Pinder CBE

    Advisory Board Member

    Andrew Pinder is the past Chairman of BECTA and the former e-Envoy, UK Cabinet Office. As e-Envoy based in the UK Cabinet Office, Andrew reported directly to the Prime Minister in leading the drive to get the UK online

  •  Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng CEng CPsychol

    Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng CEng CPsychol

    Advisory Board Member

    Professor Nigel Shadbolt is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Southampton University and Past President of the British Computer Society

  •  Professor Richard Susskind OBE

    Professor Richard Susskind OBE

    Advisory Board Member

    A pioneer in the field of information technology and law, Richard Susskind is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and chairman of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute.