Helen Darbishire is a human rights activist specialising in the public’s right of access to information, and is founder and Executive Director of the Madrid-based NGO Access Info Europe (2006). She was previously a campaigner at Article 19, developing its projects across Europe, and at the Open Society Institute directing programmes on freedom of expression and information. Helen has provided expertise to inter-governmental organisations, including UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the World Bank, and the European Union. She is a founder and former chair of the global Freedom of Information Advocates Network, and is founder and board member of Diritto di Sapere. Helen is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership. She holds a degree in History and Philosophy of Science and Psychology from Durham University, UK.