Two new external representatives, Lynn Woolfrey and Dillon Mann, have joined the City’s Open Data Steering Committee: 

Lynn Woolfrey is the Manager of the DataFirst Data Service at the University of Cape Town.

She is a data specialist with more than 20 years’ experience curating and sharing African research data and promoting Open Data in Africa.  She is also involved in projects to improve the quality of African data by training data managers in government and research institutions in South Africa and other African countries. She teaches Research Data Management skills to information professionals and postgraduate students and  has an MPhil degree in Information Studies from the University of Cape Town. Her thesis examined best practice for data curation to support fact-based policymaking in African countries.

Dillon Mann is Communications and Campaigns Director at the World Wide Web Foundation.

Based in Cape Town, Dillon leads communications across all of the World Wide Web’s Foundation’s programmes and projects internationally. He is actively involved in the Foundation's open data work, including projects such as the international Open Data Charter (an international set of open data principles and best practices), and the Open Data Barometer (a study into the use and impact of open data worldwide). Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Dillon worked at communications agencies in both the UK and South Africa.