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William Perrin

Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust

William Perrin

In a wide ranging and occasionally successful public service career William Perrin helped set the national policy framework for regulating sectors as diverse as media, gambling, gas, electricity and pubs, bars and clubs. Mr Perrin played a significant role in the creation of the OFCOM regime and was technology policy advisor and a private secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair MP from 2001-2004.

Mr Perrin catalysed the UK government’s interest in open data in 2007 and remains a data activist. He chaired the OECD expert group on e-government and was a member of the founding Advisory Board of the Government Digital Service. He is a trustee of Carnegie UK Trust, Good Things Foundation and several other charities active in the digital space.

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