Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE

Chris is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, co-chair of the Parliamentary Groups on Assistive Technology and Fintech and member of the 4th Industrial Revolution Group. He has also contributed to House of Lords Select Committees on Digital Skills, Social Mobility and Financial Exclusion and maintains a particular interest in digital identity and distributed ledger technologies; the challenges and opportunities for improving public services. Chris also chairs the Global Disability Innovation Hub leading the way in applying technology and innovation to accessible design. Chris advises the Government on Diversity & Inclusion in his role as Diversity Adviser to the civil service and is a non-executive director at Channel 4. Prior to entering the Lords, Chris was Director of Paralympic Integration at the London 2012 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and is himself a former Paralympic swimmer who won nine gold, five silver and one bronze medal across four Games, including a record haul of six golds at Barcelona 1992.

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