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Our team is made up of talented individuals who work in an agile and collaborative environment. Each of us bring our skills and knowledge to OpenOwnership and its mission.
Thom Townsend
Executive Director

Thom leads OpenOwnership. Thom joined us from the UK Government where he was head of Data Policy and lead on some of the UK’s biggest open data commitments of the last few years.

Louise Russell-Prywata
Program Manager

Louise joined to manage our Pilot Program, having spent the last 4 years with Transparency International UK. She loves being busy so is also researching the financial influence of elites at LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.

Laurence Bascle
Product Owner

Laurence is a project management whizz (she’s a Certified Scrum Professional). When she’s not bringing her technical chops to OpenOwnership’s various programs, you can find her on a surf, skate or any other kind of board you can think of.

Steve Day
Technical Lead

Steve works on the OpenOwnership Register and provides technical advice to partners implementing the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard. In his spare time you’ll find Steve on a bike, surfboard, or with tools in hand making DIY eco-improvements to his house in Devon.

Claire Reichenbach
Operations Manager

Claire aims to keep the project running smoothly, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our internal systems and processes. She loves nothing more than getting lost in a good excel spreadsheet.

Zosia Sztykowski

After driving the project for its first two years, Zosia now provides invaluable support to the team as a consultant.

Beneficial Ownership Data Standard Team

Simon Whitehouse
Data Standards Adoption Consultant

Simon supports the adoption of the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard. He enjoys researching the best sources of organisational registers worldwide.

Jack Lord
Beneficial Ownership Lead

Jack is Beneficial Ownership Lead and an author of the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard. He enjoys reading laws about beneficial ownership in languages that he doesn’t fully understand.

Kadie Armstrong
Open Standards Adoption Lead

Kadie works on the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard. She’s so passionate about changing the norms around corporate ownership that she joined a workers co-op.

Get involved

OpenOwnership thrives on collaboration with a diverse and global range of people and organizations. Every new dataset, use case, and referral strengthens our platform and cause. If you have a general question, you can get in touch with us here.

Public sector

Find out about becoming a partner in our pilot program. Check out our latest briefings and project updates.

Private sector

Download our private sector introductory briefing and add your company data to the OpenOwnership Register.

Journalists and law enforcement agencies

Contact our helpdesk about using our data. We’re always keen to support people wanting to use our data in cool new ways and can help with the creation of bespoke datasets.

Civil society

If you would like to use our data, or think your government could benefit from our implementation support, please get in touch. Our research and resources can be powerful advocacy tools — these are available to download here.

Governance and Funding

We are fiscally sponsored by the Fund for the City of New York. Fiscal sponsorship is a common mechanism in the non-profit sector that enables organizations to launch new programs without needing to complete the full process of establishing a new legal entity. As we grow, we will be evaluating the best organizational setup.

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