It's all about our People

We are a people business and we love what we do.  The service we provide is individual and personal, however we work as a close-knit team.  Our DPOs are all experts in data protection, but each individual has specialisms in specific areas of the laws, experience of varying industry sectors and a detailed knowledge of member state/country specifics.  We also implement and constantly evolve  our procedures and policies that have been applied across numerous organisations, as well as utilise constantly evolving documentation that has been enhanced from our experience across a wide range of industry sectors. 

This all adds up to ensuring our team of DPOs possess a far greater depth of knowledge than a single person could ever maintain, which means we fundamentally believe our DPOs provide far greater value for this key role than is possible from an independent contractor or internal employee.

Our DPOs

Ashley

Data Protection Officer

A practising solicitor with a Master of Law degree (LLM) in Corporate and Financial Law, Ashley is a highly qualified data protection professionalShe is a member of both the Law Society and the London Institute of Banking and Finance, a certified GDPR practitioner and also holds a CIPP/E qualification.  She has worked both in private legal practice and in-house with local government and with the UK’s largest provider of social housing.  She brings a wealth of experience to the team and is well acquainted to the needs of large organisations handling large amounts of sensitive personal data. 

Eno

Data Protection Officer

Eno is a certified GDPR Practitioner and experienced Data Protection Officer with a Master of Law degree (LLM) from University College London. With a strong background as a Business Consultant for Deloitte and BT, in recent years she has developed and diversified her specialism into Privacy and Data Protection. She is an excellent analyst and strategic thinker with a broad range of industry experience,  including International Commodity Trading, FMCG, Telecoms and Commercial Property.

Lenitha

Data Protection Officer

Lenitha is results driven, business focused and highly passionate about data protection. She is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner with a Business Management Degree specialising in Marketing Management and has extensive experience delivering large scale local government and private sector projects.  She therefore brings a unique mix of experience and skills to the role of Data Protection Officer.  Lenitha is also currently working towards a data security certification with an emphasis on cloud security, which plays a key part in a comprehensive data protection strategy.

Matt

Data Protection Officer

Matt has an honours degree in law (LLB) and is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner.  Before becoming a Data Protection Officer he had a successful career spanning 16 years in local government.  Matt also holds a post-graduate diploma in Trading Standards and qualified as a Trading Standards Officer in 2006. In that role, Matt was responsible for enforcing over 250 pieces of UK and European-derived legislation, often complex and technical in nature. Matt is experienced in undertaking audits with businesses ranging from SMEs to national companies, advising on compliance and the requirements of due diligence. With a keen eye for detail, Matt has also been responsible for investigating serious breaches in legislation, creating case files and achieving successful outcomes at court.

Nish

Data Protection Officer

Nish is a certified Data Protection Officer who brings broad experience to the role, ranging from Corporate IT, running his own SMEs, to Public Sector work. His Corporate IT roles include project management, business analysis and training, as well as delivering urgent, high priority projects for large organisations.  Nish has set up and run three SMEs in the events, eCommerce and property sectors.  His public sector roles include a large-scale Council/Highways regeneration project and, at Parish Council level, being a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.  Nish brings experience, knowledge and a passion for helping organisations achieve compliance with the GDPR.

Teresa

Data Protection Officer

Teresa has an honours degree in law (LLB) along with more than 10 years’ experience as a legal advisor.  She has experience in managing large and complex projects and is highly competent in drafting and evaluating legal documents and proceedings. As well as being an experienced Data Protection Officer, in her previous role as DPO for a large car retail group, she was also responsible for the formulation of defence statements, preparation of litigation paperwork and advising counsel on all matters in relation to acquisitions and dealership agreements.

The Rest of the Team

Rob Masson

CEO

Founder of The DPO Centre.  With over 30 years of business experience, Robert is a veteran entrepreneur and thought leader who has been involved in delivering solutions and services to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies.  He has advised a broad range of organisations on the most effective strategies to meet their goals and is an expert adviser on compliance with data protection regulations.

Robert set up The DPO Centre to assist organisations of all sizes to identify how evolving Data Protection and ePrivacy legislation will affect them, the steps they need to take to comply, and how when implemented well, compliance builds trust, confidence, loyalty and engagement.

Andrew Dahl

CMO

Andrew has a wealth of experience commercialising and marketing technical products and services, both in the UK and overseas.  A Chartered Engineer with an MBA from London Business School, he has held senior positions in a wide range of B2B and B2C businesses and has been recognised as one of the British Venture Capital Association’s top entrepreneurs.  As well as acting as CMO, Andrew works with the back office team to develop our systems and processes as the DPO Centre continues to grow.

Kaye Greenway

Account Manager

Kaye has a Masters degree (with distinction) and a BA hons (first class) in History.  She is an experienced account and commercial manager and has worked as a legal adviser, specialising in areas of debt and consumer law, general law, tax, and probate law.

Kaye heads up the back office team and makes sure everyone is in the right place at the right time and is a vital part of the team.

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