Sir Alan Wilson appointed Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir Alan Wilson as Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Sir Alan, who will step down as CEO of The Alan Turing Institute this month, will take up his new role with immediate effect. He will lead the 18-month development phase of the Ada Lovelace Institute, an independent research and deliberative body with a mission to ensure data and AI work for people and society.

Sir Alan’s first priority as Chair will be to lead the recruitment process for the Board – which will set the strategy and remit of the Ada Lovelace Institute – and a Director. Recruitment for the Director is now open, and Board opportunities will be advertised in the next few weeks. To be notified when the recruitment is live, please sign up for email updates from the Ada Lovelace Institute.  

Commenting on the appointment, Sue Daley, Head of Cloud, Data Analytics and AI at techUK said:

“techUK welcomes Sir Alan Wilson’s appointment as Executive Chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute as he leads the Institute’s development over the next 18 months.  

Sir Alan’s prior experience at the Alan Turing Institute stands him in good stead to drive the aims of the Institute. Industry stands ready to support Sir Alan in his new role and look forward to continuing to work closely with the Ada Lovelace Institute as it gets to work.”

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