Sarah Spencer

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Digital Threats Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

Sarah Spencer currently serves as the Digital Threats Advisor for the ICRC’s Regional Delegation to the UK and Ireland. An expert in humanitarian aid, development and foreign policy, Sarah has worked for two decades in support of communities affected by instability, conflict, and disasters. She is passionate about unlocking the power of technology to accelerate social change and empower the most vulnerable.

Sarah is a regular commentator and contributor on AI/ML and technology for good and has advised government and civil society on the threats and opportunities posed by new technologies. She is currently on sabbatical from the British Government where she has served in a range of departments, including the former DFID, the Foreign Office, and the Cabinet Office. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from Northwestern University. She serves on a number of non-Executive Boards and currently lives in Amman.