The Digital Public Good Alliance Secretariat leads the creation and maintenance of foundational components vital to the DPG ecosystem and facilitates alignment among a community of like-minded organisations in order to advance digital public goods. This includes stewarding and maintaining the DPG Standard and Registry, advocating for the implementation of DPGs, and convening expert communities of practice to work on topics like climate change and disinformation. As a members-based alliance, the DPGA brings together creators, implementers, and supporters working towards a shared global vision for DPGs, and coordinates and mobilises resources in priority areas to facilitate a healthy DPG ecosystem, facilitating growth, sustainability, and impact. Learn more about what we do here.
The Secretariat is overseen by two co-leads who manage the Secretariat as an independent entity accountable to the Governance Board.
Lucy Harris, Co-Lead
Lucy Harris joined the Digital Public Goods Alliance as a Co-Lead in 2020. Prior to her involvement with the DPGA, Lucy spent 6 years with Mozilla. During this time Lucy served as the Head of Community Development for the Mozilla Corporation’s Open Innovation team and as a Community Mobilizer for the Mozilla Foundation, a global nonprofit dedicated to keeping the Internet a global public resource that is open and accessible to all. Lucy holds an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and is trained in transformative facilitation and leadership.
Liv Marte Nordhaug, Co-Lead
Liv Marte Nordhaug spearheaded the creation of the Digital Public Goods Alliance and has been one of its Co-Leads since 2020. In her role, she leverages her 15 years of experience with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) where she has worked on country capacity building as well as leading a number of digital innovation projects involving open-source technologies. Liv studied political science at the University of Oslo and holds an Executive Master in Energy Management from the BI Norwegian Business School.
Lea Gimpel, Senior Policy Manager, Countries, Resource Mobilization, and AI
Lea is seconded by the German development agency GIZ, where she has worked at the intersection of technology, policy, and international development for over a decade. In her previous role, Lea co-led the initiative “FAIR Forward – Artificial Intelligence for All”, which aims to democratize AI development worldwide. Lea holds a MA in Communications for Social and Economic Contexts from the Berlin University of the Arts and an Executive Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in big data and digital governance from the Hertie School, where she is also a lecturer. In addition, Lea is a board member of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.
Pelin Hizal Smines, Head of Product
Pelin brings over 25 years of experience in digital product development across the media, consumer banking, and mobility sectors, with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Pelin’s commitment to creating a positive impact included roles in CSR strategy for QNB Finansbank, one of Turkey’s largest retail banks, and product management for the Affluent Segment.
Pelin co-founded Lojika. The venture successfully launched sustainable mobility apps for smart cities, securing significant funding from EC Horizon 2020 and private investors. She also established ScaleUp Lab in Norway in 2019, providing product development, marketing, and dissemination services to European startups, particularly those engaged in sustainable projects.
Pelin has a BA in Media Management & Production, a master’s degree in international affairs and EU politics, and an Executive MBA, and was selected for the European Institute of Technology Women Leadership Program.
Max Kintisch, Stakeholder Manager
In his role with the DPGA, Max builds on his 15 years of experience managing and scaling complex corporate and public sector innovation and digitalisation programs in the Health, Transport, and Energy sectors. He previously served as a Global Lead for I-CoDI, the ITU International Centre of Digital Innovation, and as an Engagement Manager for Public Service Innovation & GovTech at Pioneers. Max holds a double degree in Urban Policy from LSE and Sciences Po, and is trained in project management, service, and product innovation methodologies.
Jon Lloyd, Advocacy Lead
Jon has over 16 years of experience and is an established leader working at the intersection of technology and human rights, having worked with organisations such as the Mozilla Foundation, Global Witness, and SumOfUs, and through advising governments, civil society, and academic institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and lives in London, UK, via New Zealand and Canada.
Ricardo Torres, Technical Coordinator and Community Manager
Prior to the DPGA, Ricardo spent over 6 years managing, hosting, and leading community-driven programs and projects focused on technology at Code for Mexico, Microsoft, and others. He has also provided consultancy to governments and NGOs to implement open source, civic tech, and open data initiatives. Ricardo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Management from the University of Guanajuato and a Master’s in Software and Systems from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM).
Jameson Voisin, Senior Advisor, Programs and Communications
In his role with the DPGA, Jameson leverages 15 years of experience working on programs at the intersection of policy and international development. Prior to joining the DPGA, Jameson’s work focused on broadening access to education and healthcare globally. With Doctors Without Borders, Jameson managed projects in Afghanistan and South Sudan, and before that was based in Ecuador’s highland and amazon regions. Jameson holds a Master’s of Public Policy from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and focused his studies on government adoption of frontier technologies.
Sarah Watson, Communications Consultant
In addition to her role with the DPGA, Sarah is a senior executive program lead in the Office of the President at Mozilla, the maker of the open source Firefox web browser. Her professional experience centres on harnessing technology for the betterment of society, particularly in the area of artificial intelligence. Sarah holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Complex Emergencies which focused on the climate crisis.