As a partner at Omidyar Network, Stephen brings exceptional experience in applying media and technology to create positive social impact.
Stephen leads the global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative at Omidyar. As well as mySociety, the portfolio he oversees includes change.org, Global Witness, Co-Creation Hub, Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente and Janaagraha: all organisations that are innovators in the use of technology to help make governments more responsive and aid citizens in holding their governments to account.
Previously, Stephen served as the chief executive of BBC Media Action, where he was instrumental in using media and communications to improve the lives of the world’s poor, and promote better governance and transparency worldwide. Stephen has also held executive positions at several non-profit organisations based in the UK and the developing world.
He holds an MA in Oriental and African Studies from the University of London.