Stephen Almond

Executive Director for Regulatory Risk, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), UK

Stephen Almond is Executive Director for Regulatory Risk at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the UK.

Prior to joining the ICO, Stephen led a World Economic Forum initiative to promote the adoption of a more agile, innovation-enabling approach to regulation with governments and tech firms worldwide. He previously worked in leadership roles across the UK Government, including creation of the White Paper on Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and roll-out of the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, which invested in regulatory sandboxes and similar initiatives to unlock technological innovation.