Inform. Reset. Unite.
Reset is a fully independent global enterprise with not-for-profit operations in North America, Europe, and Australia, created in 2019 with support from two philanthropies – the Sandler Foundation and Luminate (part of The Omidyar Group). We were incubated inside Luminate, with a headquarters in London. We are supported exclusively by public service funding. We have been privileged to partner with leading philanthropies in the countries where we work, including Omidyar Network, Alfred Landecker Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, and Skoll Foundation. We are governed by a Board of Directors that oversees our global operations.
Our small team at Reset brings various skills to our work. We are empirical researchers, technology market analysts, coders, policy experts, communications professionals, and lawyers. We come from government, civil society, and academia. And we have a culture that values diversity, collaboration, and innovation.
As Chief Executive Officer, Ben is responsible for Reset’s strategic direction. In this capacity he oversees the coordination of our policy, technology, and civic engagement work, while providing expert counsel on policy development and advocacy.
His mission is to create a global network of organisations working to achieve Reset’s aims by coordinating and integrating financial, knowledge, and relational resources across the globe.
Ben’s role at Reset is an evolution of his previous position as Luminate’s Director of Policy & Advocacy (he continues to be policy and advocacy advisor at Luminate).
Ben previously co-led the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) in Berlin, helping develop the organisation into a leading tech policy voice in German politics. He was also a Senior Adviser to New America in Washington DC, helping design the Public Interest Technology Initiative. Ben led the technology policy advisory group for the 2016 Clinton US presidential campaign.
As Managing Director, Poppy leads our policy and political strategy. Combining her expertise in policy and technology, Poppy’s mission is to maximize Reset’s impact and help drive its influential policy agenda.
In addition to previously running multiple technology advisory businesses and supporting some of the world’s leading technology companies and start-ups, Poppy also worked in Downing Street for two years where she was an advisor on public appointments and tech policy.
Poppy is a World Economic Forum “Global Shaper” and in 2018 was recognised in Brummell Magazine’s “Ones to Watch” list celebrating London’s high-potential talent.
As Chief Operations Officer, Vivian takes care of our most vital resources: our people, finances and systems.
Viv is an accomplished Operational Resilience Specialist, recognized for her expertise in corporate transformation.
Viv previously served as Director of Operations at Luminate. Prior to joining Luminate, she managed grants and operations for the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation in Geneva and built out the operations function for the International Budget Partnership’s organisation in Kenya.
As General Counsel, Molly works closely with all teams across Reset, overseeing contract management, advising the funding team on structuring grants and investments, acting as data privacy lead, and providing general legal support.
Molly has spent her legal career advising charities, non-profits, and socially responsible businesses. Molly brings to Reset expertise in commercial contracts, intellectual property, and data privacy.
Molly began her legal career in London at Bates Wells, the London-based law firm and B Corp. Molly continues to participate in her original passion, the theatre, by acting as a trustee of the King’s Head Theatre.
As Chief Technologist, Dan oversees our technology-centred efforts. He leads Reset’s technology funding and implementation work, provides strategic counsel, and connects a network of experts to support Reset and our partners across the full portfolio of our work.
His mission is to build Reset’s capacity as a trusted source and sharer of knowledge at the intersection of technology and democracy.
Dan previously served as Principal Director and Chief Technologist of the Open Technology Fund, which he co-founded in 2012.