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Deborah Yates

Technical Consultant

Deborah Yates is the Technical Consultant at the ODI.

Deborah is a data governance specialist and joined the ODI in May 2018 as Technical Consultant.

Deborah has worked on data governance and led culture change through open data in the public sector. She led the programme of work at the Environment Agency to embed ‘open by design’ into business as usual and worked with information asset owners to understand and improve data management practices across the organisation.

Deborah was also part of the team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs leading data transformation and ensuring preparedness for the General Data Protection Regulations.

Deborah’s passion for open data stems from her practical experience in applying data policy and seeing the great potential to achieve so much more when data is open.