Tom Orrell, Senior Advocacy Adviser – Joined-up Data

Tom joined Publish What You Fund in September 2015 as Senior Advocacy Adviser for the Joined-up Data Standards (JUDS) project, run jointly with Development Initiatives. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, Internet policy and human rights sectors. He has previously worked as a Consultant for UNICEF in Ethiopia and Togo, as a Programme Manager and Associate at Global Partners Digital, as a public law caseworker with Hansen Palomares solicitors and as a consultant for organisations such as the Overseas Development Institute and ARTICLE 19, amongst others.

Tom was Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2011 following successful completion of his legal studies and also holds a BA in International Relations from Keele University. Tom is fluent in Greek and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish. In his spare time, Tom volunteers with Médecins Sans Frontières’s (MSF) Missing Maps Project, which aims to produce digital maps of the world’s most vulnerable regions.


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