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
Nigel is a leading researcher in artificial intelligence, over four decades he has published hundreds of highly cited articles.

In 2009, along with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, he was appointed as information adviser to the UK Government. In 2010, he joined the UK Government’s Public Sector Transparency board overseeing the release of Government open data. Nigel continues to advise the Government in a number of roles. He has been a co-founder of successful spin-outs based on his AI research.

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

Current external appointments
Nigel is co-founder and chair of the Open Data Institute, principal of Jesus College, Oxford, and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the British Computer Society.