Full Name
Thomas Hughes
Job Title
Oversight Board
Speaker Bio
Thomas Hughes is the Special Projects Director at the Oversight Board Administration. Hughes was the founding Director of the Oversight Board, created to oversee content moderation decisions on Facebook, Instagram and Threads, and was previously the Executive Director of ARTICLE 19, an international human rights organisation that defends and promotes freedom of expression and information worldwide. Before that, Hughes was the Executive Director and founder of Diversity, an international advertising network for online news media in human rights restricted countries and a co-founder of VirtualRoad.org, a secure website hosting service for news media and civil society organisations. Hughes has also held positions with the European Commission, United Nations and Organization for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Hughes was an independent advisor on human rights to previous UK Foreign Secretaries from 2016 to 2019 and was a non-political governor at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD).
Thomas Hughes