Adrian is the Web Foundation’s President & CEO. He works with the founders, board and 30-strong staff team in twelve countries to deliver the mission and strategy of the Foundation. His 20-year career in international development and advocacy has focused on delivering policy change on complex global issues in the Global South, North America and Europe.
Prior to joining the Web Foundation, Adrian was the interim CEO of ONE, the campaigning and advocacy organisation co-founded by U2’s Bono to help end extreme poverty. He previously led ONE’s Europe division as its Executive Director.
Adrian played a key leadership role in successful campaigns such as Make Poverty History and the Jubilee 2000 campaign to cancel the debts of developing countries. He has also held senior roles at the likes of Oxfam and Save the Children.
Adrian currently serves as a commissioner on the United Nations Broadband Commission and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Internet of Things Council.