Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt

Non-Executive Director
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Appointment to the Board
April 2022, previously on the board of directors of BenevolentAI Ltd since July 2020.

Experience and expertise
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt (FRS FREng FBCS) holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Newcastle and a post graduate degree in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University. 
Nigel is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence and was one of the originators of the interdisciplinary field of web science. 

In 2009, along with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, he was appointed as Information Advisor to the UK Government. In 2010, he joined the UK Government’s Public Sector Transparency Board overseeing the continued release of Government open data. Nigel continues to advise the Government in a number of roles.

Nigel was knighted in 2013 for services to science and engineering.

Current external appointments
Nigel is co-founder and Chair of the Open Data Institute and Principal of Jesus College and Professorial Research Fellow in Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society.