Mr. Andrew Stott
Andrew Stott was the UK’s first Director for Transparency and Digital Engagement. He led the work to open government data and create "data.gov.uk"; and after the 2010 Election he led the policy development and implementation of the new Government's commitments on Transparency of central and local government. His role also included responsibility for increasing the UK Government's capability to use the internet and social media to communicate, collaborate and crowdsource with the public.
Following his formal retirement in December 2010 he was appointed to the UK Transparency Board to continue to advise UK Ministers on open data and e-government policy. He also advises other governments both bilaterally and as a senior consultant to the World Bank, and is an expert adviser on Open Data strategy to the EU Citadel On The Move programme. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and of Open Corporates, the Open Database Of The Corporate World.
Between 2004 and 2009 Andrew Stott was UK Government’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chair of its Chief Technology Officers' Council. He previously worked in Director-level IT roles in both strategy and large-scale implementation, as well as in other senior civil service roles in public policy, finance and programme management. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where he studied both Mathematics and Law.