Benjamin Barnard is the Head of Technology Policy at Policy Exchange, where he leads Policy Exchange’s research into Technology and the Digital Economy. Benjamin is the author of “Verified: The UK’s Digital Identity Dilemmas”, a report which explored how to accelerate the use of digital identity in the UK.
He joined Policy Exchange in July 2019 after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford with a First Class degree in History. He is the author of a number of reports including ‘FinTech For All’ (exploring how FinTech can improve access to financial services), ‘Daylight Robbery’ (detailing how to fight COVID-related public sector fraud) and ‘Whitehall Reimagined’ (which included recommendations to improve the use of technology and data across Whitehall).
Policy Exchange is the UK’s leading think tank. It is an independent, non-partisan educational charity whose mission is to develop and promote new policy ideas that will deliver better public services, a stronger society and a more dynamic economy.