Andrew Puddephatt is Deputy Chair of the Trust. He is Founder Director of Adapt, a social purpose company that helps organisations manage their users’ data ethically. He is the Board Chair of Global Partners Digital, a social purpose company that promotes democracy and human rights online. He is also Chair of the Internet Watch Foundation, a charity registered in the UK that works with the internet industry to remove child sex abuse images online. Prior to this he was the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19 from January 1999 to October 2004. He has held a number of other prominent human rights positions, including Director of Charter88 and General Secretary of Liberty. He has been an expert member of both the Council of Europe and the Commonwealth Expert working groups on freedom of information and freedom of expression and is an advisor to UNESCO on media and internet policy.
He is the chair of International Media Support, a Danish-based NGO which provides emergency support to journalists in conflict areas and an Executive Board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. In January 2003 Andrew Puddephatt was awarded an OBE for services to human rights.