Richard Pope*

Richard Pope*

Senior Fellow, Government Platform
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Richard Pope (@richardjpope) was part of the founding team at the UK Government Digital Service, working as a product manager for the first versions of GOV.UK, which went on to win the Design of the Year award in 2013, and co-authoring the Digital by Default Service Standard, which all UK government digital services must meet. He worked with policy and delivery teams across the UK government redesigning government services in policy areas as diverse as welfare, land registration, and employment.

He was involved in the early days of the UK civic tech scene and worked at various start-ups as a technologist and designer, including printing company moo.com and data science platform scraperwiki.com. Most recently, he served as COO of IF, a specialist digital rights ethics consultancy.