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The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

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Who we are

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The Institute is named in honour of the scientist Alan Turing and its mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.


As we enter the next phase of our exciting journey, The Alan Turing Institute is seeking four additional trustees to join its Board, as non-executive directors. You will share our vision for the UK to become one of the best places in the world to undertake research in data science and AI and for that research to be translated into real-word applications, for the public good. We are committed to building a diverse community and would like our board to reflect this. We therefore welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.


We are seeking skills in our new trustees that complement the existing members of the Board and we are particularly interested in applications from individuals that can demonstrate significant experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Cutting edge data science and AI;
  • Domestic or international commercial start-ups;
  • Public policy and/or regulation;
  • Finance, legal or business advisory expertise.

The Institute acts as a convener of Government, academia, industry, public and the third sector so an understanding of and an ability to connect the Institute with any of the following would be highly desirable:

  • Government departments and public sector organisations;
  • Foundations that fund activity aligned with our ambitions;
  • Organisations aligned or connected with the sustainable development goals, climate change and the clean energy, space and satellite industries;

You need to share our values and be prepared to commit the time and energy needed to ensure the success of The Alan Turing Institute as the UK’s national centre for data science and AI.

The Board normally meet 6 times a year. The role is a voluntary one but reasonable expenses to attend Board meetings are reimbursed.  


If you are interested in this opportunity, please click the apply button below. You will need to register on the applicant’s portal and complete the application form including your CV, covering letter and contact details for your referees.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the role further with a member of the Institute’s Recruitment Team, please contact them on 0044 203 862 3394 or 004420 3862 3357, or email [email protected].  


The deadline for completed applications is 8 March 2020 and should you be invited for interview it will likely be held on one of the following dates:


  • Wednesday 18 March 2020
  • Monday 23 March 2020


The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital and civil partnership status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.Please note that all trustee appointments are subject to background checks including reference checks, DBS checks and trustee disqualification checks.

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