We want openness of all forms of knowledge to ensure a fair, free future full of possibility for all, where shared knowledge contributes to happier and healthier lives. To this end, we are looking for a CEO who will help us step up as global leaders. Applications for this position are open until the end of January 2021.

We are looking for a leader who will spearhead and lead the team to spread the global message of openness and establish new rules to counter the unaccountable tech companies monopolising the digital age. This is a time to be hopeful about the future, and to inspire those who want to build a better society.

We will pursue our mission in the following ways:

  • People – support people and organisations to create a free, fair and open future
  • Places – extend our global reach into new geographies and industries, in particular, health, education and work
  • Policies – have policies and procedures that support our vision and make us fit for purpose
  • Partnerships – work in partnership with others who can help us achieve our vision, and secure funding and income that enable us to be sustainable

We will achieve all of this as the world struggles to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, faces a new global recession and an ongoing climate emergency. There is a crossroad ahead, with a choice between two paths – open or closed. We can be the inspiration for others to follow and ensure society takes the most equitable route. It is an exciting time for our organisation.

Could it be an exciting time for you to join us to take your career to the next level?

For more information and to apply click here.

The position is remote, and applications are welcome from anywhere in the world.

We will not accept speculative CVs sent to staff or any Board member via email. We can only accept applications from applicants directly via the portal. We expressly do not accept any agency terms and conditions unless contained in a separate agreement signed between us and the agency before the date this application went live on our website.

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Vanessa is Chair of Open Knowledge Foundation https://okfn.org/who-we-are/our-board/