Kate Jones has been Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) since May 2023.
Kate’s knowledge of digital regulation stems from her immediate background as an expert consultant and researcher on the governance of emerging technologies, with particular regard to human rights law, public international law and diplomacy. In this field, her roles included Associate Fellow with the International Law Programme at Chatham House, Senior Associate with Oxford Information Labs, and membership of the advisory board of an AI ethics company. She has published and spoken widely on aspects of national and international tech governance, with specialisms in artificial intelligence, disinformation and foreign interference, and the role of technical standards.
In her work, Kate brings to bear her many years of experience as a legal adviser and diplomat with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including as Legal Adviser to the UK Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. She also draws on her experience of leadership, skills and technical expertise gained as Director of Oxford University’s Diplomatic Studies Programme and as Course Director and Advisory Board member of the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies. Kate took her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law at the University of Oxford and qualified as a UK solicitor at Norton Rose.