Renate is Interim Associate Director (Society, justice & public services) at the Ada Lovelace Institute. She leads a team that seeks to understand individual and societal needs in relation to data and AI and explores how political choices and public services can be rethought to ensure those needs are met.
Before joining Ada, Renate worked as a digital and data policy advisor and advocate at Which?, the Open Data Institute, in Government and in Parliament. She is the former Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch, where she launched the first campaign on the use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies. Prior to working in policy, Renate made history and arts TV documentaries for the BBC and other international broadcasters.