Dr Mahlet (Milly) Zimeta

Former ODI staff member: Head of Public Policy, ODI
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Former ODI staff member: Mahlet (Milly) Zimeta was Head of Public Policy at the ODI until November 2022

Dr Mahlet (Milly) Zimeta was Head of Public Policy at the Open Data Institute until November 2022, where she led the ODI’s engagement with the UK National Data Strategy, the UK’s G7 Presidency, and UK data protection reform; and led the ODI’s work on inclusive data, on secondary use of health data in Europe, and on Experimentalism and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Prior to joining the ODI in September 2020, Milly was Senior Policy Adviser at the Royal Society, the independent scientific academy of the UK, where she led the Society’s policy programme on Data and Digital Disruption including projects on data governance, data science skills, and privacy enhancing technologies.

Milly was previously Programme Manager at the Alan Turing Institute, Britain’s national institute for data science and AI, where she managed the Turing’s research partnership programmes in Health and in Finance/Economic Data Science. She has also worked at the Medical Research Council, and served on an Advisory Group at Chatham House. She holds degrees in philosophy from Oxford, Cambridge and York (UK).