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The Open Data Charter Appoints new Board Chair and New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Catherine Woteki, Board Chair and new members: Barbara Ubaldi, Nikesh Balami, Katherine Townsend and Patricio Lloret

The Open Data Charter is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Board Chair, Dr. Catherine Woteki, professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University and Visiting Distinguished Institute Professor in the Biocomplexity Institute of the University of Virginia and member of President Biden’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Nutrition Foundation.

Former Board Chair, Richard Stirling stepped down as chairperson at the board meeting held on June 8, but will remain part of the Advisory Board. Dr. Catherine Woteki shared a statement on behalf of the Board:

“The Board of Directors of Open Data Charter recognizes Richard Stirling’s many contributions during his term on the Board and thanks him for his outstanding leadership as Chairman of the Board since 2017. During his tenure, over 80 national and local governments signed onto the charter and ODC’s programs expanded to include open up guides and reports on anticorruption, climate change, health emergencies and pandemic data, gender disparities, agriculture and other timely and relevant applications of open data. Richard’s leadership was key to ODC’s sustained growth, pulling through the pandemic and the recent successful transition in Executive Director. Richard, we admire your leadership and decision-making skills and look forward to learning more from you as you continue to serve on the Board. Most of all, we thank you!”

The appointment of a new Board Chair, included the additional appointment of four new members to the ODC’s advisory board who join from France, Nepal, the U.S, and Ecuador and bring in their expertise from various domains. The Open Data Charter Team welcomes: Barbara Ubaldi, Nikesh Balami, Katherine Townsend and Patricio Lloret.

“We are excited that our new board members, who come from all over the globe, can provide our team with even more guidance. We continue to be reminded about how open data is necessary in rebuilding and improving a more accountable world, for people and the whole planet. We look forward to opportunities for learning and growth with Dr. Woteki as our newly appointed Chair and advisory board members,” said Natalia Carfi, Executive Director of the ODC.

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Collaborating with governments and organisations to open up data for pay parity, climate action and combatting corruption.