Samuel Coates (Director)

Sam is a senior adviser and strategist with a wide range of international experience in politics, policy and statecraft. He oversees the strategic direction and implementation of the Commission, working with commissioners, stakeholders and the wider secretariat.

Graham Budd

Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
Graham Budd is the Executive Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. He has over 30 years experience in computing and the global semiconductor industry. He is currently non-executive Director at Oxa, an Autonomous Vehicle software company and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Jeremy Peckham

AI entrepreneur
Jeremy Peckham is an expert on Artificial Intelligence, both from his entrepreneurial experience and exploring ethical facets of AI. He is now a technology entrepreneur, helping to establish high-tech companies. He is among leading Christians in Europe and North America interested in AI and speaks at the Annual European Leadership Forum. He also has books and articles on AI and humanity.

Rabbi Dr Harris Bor

London School of Jewish Studies
Harris Bor is a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the London School of Jewish Studies and a barrister (trial advocate) specialising in international arbitration and commercial litigation. He holds a PhD in Theology from Cambridge University, is a rabbinic scholar with the Montefiore Endowment, and has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and University College London.

Dr Kate Devlin

Humanists UK
Kate Devlin is Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society in the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London. She has a PhD in computer science. Her research investigates how people interact with and react to technologies, both past and future. Kate is the author of Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots, which examines the ethical and social implications of technology and intimacy.

Rev Dr Sam Wells

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Sam Wells is one of today’s most influential public theologians. He writes, speaks, preaches and broadcasts on a range of pastoral, political and theological issues. Sam has been Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square, London, since 2012. He is also Visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London. He has served as a parish priest for 25 years – 10 of those in urban priority areas; he also spent 7 years in North Carolina, where he was Dean of Duke University Chapel. He has published 46 books.

Silkie Carlo

Big Brother Watch
Silkie is the Director of UK civil liberties NGO, Big Brother Watch. She works to further human rights and equality particularly in the context of new and emerging technology such as AI. She is regularly invited to give expert evidence on civil liberties matters to the UK Parliament and has also given oral evidence on technology and human rights issues to the European Parliament and the Bundestag. Silkie is a recognised media spokesperson including on flagship political programmes such as BBC Any Questions? and Politics Live. Before joining Big Brother Watch, she was the Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty where she led a programme on Technology and Human Rights.

Dr Kishan Manocha OBE

Dr. Kishan Manocha is Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Organization for Security and Co-operation Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw. He has served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í community of the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in religious freedom and minority rights issues in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia as a consultant to international and non-governmental organizations.