Emma Thwaites

Director of Corporate Affairs, Open Data Institute (ODI)

Emma’s portfolio at the ODI encompasses public policy, events and engagement, Data as Culture, communications and marketing, product and innovation, ODI Membership and the ODI Summit. Emma’s team comprises individuals with multi-disciplinary expertise to deliver behaviour and culture change consultancy – specialising in the global data ecosystem – policy and public affairs research, engagement and influencing, convening and collaborating with our network of influential stakeholders and audiences worldwide and sharing the ODI’s research and thought leadership.

Emma has over 30 years of strategic business experience, gained in senior roles at the BBC and UK Cabinet Office, and founding – and running – her successful consultancy practice. A former journalist and editor, Emma is a member of the ODI’s Executive Leadership team and advises the board. She is a board director of OpenUK.