Meet the Team

DataKind UK has three core teams - a small staff team, a volunteer network of data experts who sit on our five committees who help us to run the organisation, scope and staff projects, and our board of trustees.

Our Staff Team

Giselle Cory

Executive Director

Giselle oversees the running of DataKind UK, empowering our community of volunteers in their use of data for social good.

Giselle has spent over a decade working in social change organisations: from Government (Cabinet Office and Treasury), to national charities and think tanks.

Highlights so far include being a leading contributor to a progressive change in childcare policy and later successfully campaigning for further childcare funding for working families. Prior to joining the team at DataKind UK, Giselle was a longtime core volunteer. Giselle believes that smart, responsible data collection and use can help the social sector tackle some of the UK’s biggest challenges.

With an undergraduate degree in Maths and Physics, Giselle is a lover of lifelong learning, having since gone on to study as a mature student and earn a Diploma in Economics and a Masters in Computational Journalism. Giselle is currently trying their hand at creative writing on the side.

giselle [at]

Dulcie Vousden

Data Science Lead

Dulcie oversees our data science support initiatives, providing technical oversight for our Office Hours, DataDive, and DataCorps programmes, and working directly with charities to understand their data science needs.

Before joining DataKind UK, Dulcie completed a PhD in medical biophysics and neuroscience at the University of Toronto, Canada and was most recently a scientific researcher at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL.

She has over 10 years of experience designing and analysing data-focused projects and is excited to empower social change organisations to increase their impact using data!

dulcie [at]

Suzy East

Community Project Manager

Suzy is in charge of making sure DataKind UK events go off without a hitch, and ensuring that our thriving UK community of volunteer data scientists is happy and engaged.

New to the Data for Good movement, Suzy has previously dabbled in data in the adtech industry. More recently she worked with food and farming charity Sustain, campaigning for a fairer food system (avoid mentioning food waste or recycling around her unless you have a few hours to spare).

She studied languages at university and has spent time working or studying in France, Spain, Chile and Brazil.

suzy [at]

Nicole Holgate

Communications Officer

Nicole is DataKind UK’s Communications Officer and ensures the world knows as much as possible about their work and impact.

She has been working as a charity communicator for more than six years, with a background in literature and journalism. Before joining DataKind she worked for homelessness fundraiser Church Homeless Trust, and also volunteers for Sunday Assembly London.

In her spare time she enjoys singing in a choir and cycling around London.

nicole [at]

Our Chapter Leaders

DataKind is a volunteer-led organisation and we rely on a team of incredible volunteers to lead our projects.

Our Board

Alexandra Rehak

Alexandra Rehak is an independent strategy consultant and analyst with over 20 years of experience in the telecoms, media and technology sector, focusing on the Internet of Things, digital health and big data. She’s currently an Associate Partner with STL Partners where she helps companies find the best ways to analyse and interpret data. After volunteering for DataKind UK in early 2015 to support a children’s health charity, Auditory Verbal, she was hooked on the idea of data for good! Alexandra is a born-and-bred New Yorker, but now lives with her family in Cambridge. She dreams of someday introducing real bagels to the UK.