Stephen Abbott Pugh is Open Ownership’s Data and Technology Manager. He looks after the overall technical roadmap for the organisation, providing technical assistance to governments with implementing technology reforms to advance beneficial ownership transparency. He is the product owner of the Beneficial Ownership Data Standard and the Open Ownership Register, along with a range of other technical products.
Before joining Open Ownership, Stephen was the content development manager for the Open Knowledge Foundation, leading open data projects including Open Data Day and Open Data for Tax Justice. He has also worked at Code for Africa, the UK Parliament and the Guardian. Stephen lives in Harare, Zimbabwe and has previously lived in Rwanda and Tanzania. In his spare time he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Rights and Global Ethics from the University of Leicester.