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CEO of Beyond Reach Consulting Limited

Patricia Shaw LLB(Hons), LLM, MIEEE, FRSA

Patricia has 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in data, technology and regulatory/government affairs and is a registered
Solicitor in England and Wales, and the Republic of Ireland. She has authored and edited several works on law and
regulation, policy, ethics, and AI. She has a particular interest in algorithmic bias, autonomous decision making in high
impact AI systems, privacy, and fairness, and how AI impacts on gender and religion and belief. Patricia was also named on Computer Weekly’s longlist as one of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology in 2021, 2022 and 2023. She is an expert advisor on the IEEE’s CertifAIEd (previously known as ECPAIS) ethical certification panel, is an IEEE
Maestro (a title only given to 3 people in the world) and, sits on IEEE’s P7003 (algorithmic bias)/P2247.4 (adaptive
instructional systems)/P7010.1 (AI and ESG/UN SDGs) standards working groups. She is also an expert advisor on the
Ethics Committee to the UK’s Digital Catapult Machine Intelligence Garage working with AI startups, and a Fellow of For Humanity working on Independent Audit of AI Systems.

Her other roles include being Chair of the UK’s Society for Computers and Law (SCL) (being the first female chair in its
50 year history), being an NED on the Boards of the International Technology Law Association (iTechlaw), the
International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA)) and Women Leading in AI (which has produced
works such as ‘10 principles of Responsible AI’ launched in the UK Parliament in 2019, and, with EqualityNow, the
Alliance for Universal Digital Rights (Audri.org) – a digital framework for a future where everyone (especially women
and girls) in the digital world can enjoy the right to safety, freedom and dignity.
In 2021, Patricia was listed on the 100 Brilliant Women in AI EthicsTM. Patricia was also named on Computer Weekly’s
longlist as one of the Most Influential Women in UK Technology in 2021 and in 2022.
Through her consultancy, Patricia helps organisations develop AI/Data ethics strategy, designs, and implements
AI/data ethics public policy engagement and bespoke AI/data ethics governance frameworks, provides expert
advisor services, and curates AI/data ethics Advisory Boards. In short, providing a holistic and interdisciplinary
approach to AI and data governance from the top down and bottom up, to intentionally create ecosystem change
and deliver on the impact economy.

Biography

Patricia Shaw LLB(Hons), LLM, MIEEE, FRSA is CEO of Beyond Reach Consulting Limited based in the UK and advises
globally on Responsible AI (AI/data ethics, policy, law, and governance), and Corporate Digital Responsibility.