Helen Darbishire is from Spain. She is the Executive Director of Access Info Europe.
Helen is a human rights activist specialising in the right of public access to information (freedom of information) and the development of open and democratic societies with participatory and accountable governments.
She is a member of the Open Government Partnership Global Steering Committee and the Advisory Board of the International Open Data Charter.
Helen started her career as an activist and project manager at Article 19 (1989-1998), based in London and Paris. Afterwards, for the Open Society Institute (1999-2005), she directed programmes on freedom of expression and freedom of information in Budapest and New York. Helen has advised organizations such as UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the World Bank. She is the founder and former president (2004-2010) of the Global Network of Freedom of Information Defenders.
Helen holds a degree in Philosophy of Science and Psychology from Durham University, United Kingdom.