Mumsnet Founder Justine Roberts, and fintech expert Anna Mazzone join the ODI as Non-Executive Directors

Tue May 1, 2018

The ODI is excited to welcome two new non Executive Directors to its board: Justine Roberts, CEO of Mumsnet, and Anna Mazzone, a Fintech and risk management specialist and current Managing Director at Aravo Solutions Inc.

The ODI is excited to welcome two new Non-Executive Directors to its board: Justine Roberts, CEO of Mumsnet, and Anna Mazzone, a Fintech and risk management specialist and current Managing Director at Aravo Solutions Inc.

Ms Roberts and Ms Mazzone will work closely with the ODI board and leadership team to help the ODI deliver on its mission to help companies and governments build an open, trustworthy data ecosystem, where people can make better decisions using data and manage any harmful impacts.

Justine Roberts CBE is Founder and CEO of Mumsnet, an online community of parents sharing advice, support and product recommendations with over 12 million unique users per month. Mumsnet hosts a network of around 10,000 influencers and regularly campaigns on issues its members care about, including miscarriage care and postnatal care. Justine is also a Non-Executive Director of FTSE100 insurance firm Admiral and is on the Advisory Boards of Britain Thinks.

Anna Mazzone is currently the Managing Director of Aravo Solutions, Inc and leads the company’s global expansion. In 2013, Anna founded the global capital markets first KYC Managed Shared Services at Thomson Reuters. In the three-year period she grew the team to more than 150 staff and managing clients in more than 80 countries. In 2016, Anna was named to Innovate Finance ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist.’

Justine Roberts said:

“The conversation about the legitimate uses of data is one of the most important debates of our age, touching as it does on privacy, influence, public understanding, transparency, and democracy itself. Major news stories over the past few years have demonstrated how the instrumentalisation of data can have extraordinary impacts on societies. It’s crucial to get this right, and I’m delighted to have the chance to contribute to the ODI’s crucial mission to make sure data is used to positive effect.”

Anna Mazzone said:

“The intersection of information standards, regulation, and industry expertise will enable commerce and markets, regulatory enforcement, and corporate governance to integrate and grow efficiently.  We live and work in an evolving digital society, I am excited to join the ODI and support their strategic developments to spread the adoption of data standards across multiple industries.”

Nigel Shadbolt, Chairman and Co-Founder of the ODI said:

“I am thrilled to welcome Justine and Anna to the ODI Board. The ODI exists to realise the economic and social value latent in data. Our new Board members are brilliantly placed to help the ODI realise its ambition to empower, through data, consumers and citizens, business and government.”

Jeni Tennison, CEO at the ODI said:

“We’re really delighted that Justine and Anna are joining the ODI board. Together they bring a wealth of community, commercial and leadership experience at the highest level.”

Justine Roberts and Anna Mazzone join ODI Founders Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt on the ODI board, as well as ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, COO Louise Burke, company secretary Rob Bryan, and Non-Executive Directors Roger Hampson, Stephen Morana and Martin Tisné.

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