Amanda Brock is CEO of OpenUK, the UK organisaton for the business of Open Technology; Board Member, Open Source Initiative; UK Cabinet Office Open Standards Board Member; Advisory Board Member: KDE, Free BSD, Planet Crust, Everseen, and Mimoto; Charity Trustee, Creative Crieff and GeekZone; and European Representative of the Open Invention Network.
Amanda was awarded the 2022 UK Lifetime Achievement Award in the Women, Influence and Power Awards,included in Computer Weekly’s Most influential Women in Tech Long listnit2021 and in their UK Tech50 longlist for 2022. She is the editor of Open Source, Law, Policy and Practise, being published open access by OUP in September 2022. A lawyer of 25 years’ experience, she previously chaired theOpen Source and IP Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, sat on theOASIS Open Projects and UK Government Energy Sector Digitalisation Task Force. Advisory Boards. She was General Counsel ofCanonical for 5 years.