Josie Fraser currently works for the UK's National Lottery Heritage Fund as Head of Digital Policy. she previously worked for the UK Government in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as a senior adviser on international digital policy.
She served as a board member of Wikimedia UK since 2015, and as Chair since 2017 until 2020. In 2022 she recived Honorary Life Membership for her contributions to the open knowledge movement.
From 2010-2016 she led the technology strand of Leicester City Council’s £340million Building Schools for the Future Programme - setting, promoting and delivering an agenda for educational transformation in relation to the use of technology within schools.
She has worked to support schools in understanding, making use of, and creating open educational resources (OER). The result of this is a suite of guidance and practical support documents(2014). Leicester City Council became the first council in Europe to provide school employees with permission to openly licence the educational resources they produce in the course of their work. She organised the first OER Schools conference (2015).
She delivered the UK's national cyberbullying guidance for both Labour and Conservative governments on behalf of Childnet International.