Governance

Reset is a non-profit, philanthropic organisation that both provides grants and contracts, and works programmatically alongside partners with shared policy, technology and advocacy goals.

Luminate and The Sandler Foundation are our founding funders. Additional funding is provided by Fidelity Charitable.

Luminate is a global philanthropic organisation that funds and supports non-profit and for-profit organisations, and advocates for the policies and action that helps build stronger societies. It was founded by The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of companies, organisations and initiatives established by Pierre Omidyar - the founder of eBay - and his wife Pam.

The Sandler Foundation invests in strategic organisations and exceptional leaders that seek to improve the rights, opportunities and well-being of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Reset is a programme of Luminate Projects Limited. Luminate Projects Limited is a UK Limited Company, registration 12433857, owned by Luminate, founded by The Omidyar Group, a US-based philanthropic network.

Ben Scott is the Executive Director of Reset, and is responsible for strategic direction, overseeing the coordination of policy, technology and civic engagement work, and providing expert counsel on policy development and advocacy. Ben Scott was previously Luminate’s Director of Policy and Advocacy and continues to be policy and advocacy advisor at Luminate.

Our programmatic work is overseen by a Steering Committee with equal representation from The Sandler Foundation and Luminate.

The Board of Luminate Projects Limited is Shaila Gupta, Head of Finance and Operation at Luminate, Stephen King, Luminate CEO, and Martin Tisné, Managing Director at Luminate. This group is accountable for the legal, fiscal, and administrative governance of Reset.

We have appointed an Advisory Council made up of independent experts in the technology, online harms, surveillance capitalism and digital rights spaces, and that represent a range of backgrounds and geographies. The role of the Advisory Council is to guide and inform our work, advance our thinking and support our partners.

Reset is committed to Luminate’s Diversity, Anti-Harassment, Whistleblowing and Conflict of Interest policies. The Reset Data & Privacy Policy can be found here.