Amanda Brock

Amanda Brock is CEO of OpenUK, the UK organisation for the business of Open Technology in the UK – being open source software, open hardware and open data -with a purpose of UK Leadership and International Collaboration in Open Technology.

She is a Board Member of the Open Source Initiative; UK Cabinet Office Open Standards Board Member; British Computer Society Inaugural Influence Board Member; Advisory Board Member: KDE, Planet Crust, Everseen, and Mimoto; Charity Trustee, Creative Crieff and GeekZone; and European Representative of the Open Invention Network.

A lawyer of 25 years’ experience, she previously chaired the Open Source and IP Advisory Group of the United Nations Technology Innovation Labs, sat on the OASIS Open Projects and UK Government Energy Sector Digitalisation Task Force. Advisory Boards. She was General Counsel of Canonical for 5 years and set up their legal function.

Amanda was awarded the 2022 UK Lifetime Achievement Award in the Women, Influence & Power Awards, and included in Computer Weekly’s Most influential Women in Tech Long list in 2021 and in their UK Tech50 longlist for 2022.

She is the editor of Open Source, Law, Policy and Practise, second edition being published by Oxford University Press in September 2022 and with open access thanks to the Vietsch Foundation.