It's all about our People

What makes a great Data Protection Officer?  There are of course many accomplished and qualified privacy professionals, but very few have what is required to be an outstanding DPO within our team.  We know this because we’ve reviewed hundreds of privacy professionals’ CVs and we regularly interview the exceptional candidates.  However, as you will see below, we recruit only those DPOs that demonstrate the specific knowledge, the precise skill set and explicit experience required to meet the exceptionally high standard you require and we set for the role.

Our DPOs  

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Adele

Data Protection Officer

Adele is a highly qualified privacy professional with a proven track record   of delivering data protection compliance projects successfully. She has a broad knowledge base, with valuable
expertise in South Africa’s POPIA; Brazil’s LGPD; and California’s…

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Ben

Data Protection Officer

Ben is a Certified Information Privacy Manager who has a strong background working in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and legal sectors. An LLB (Hons) Law and Legal Practice Course graduate, Ben has worked as a Data Protection Officer for multiple…

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David

Data Protection Officer

David holds a Graduate Diploma in Law, a B.A. from Oxford and is a qualified Data Protection Professional with ISEB qualifications in Data Protection and Freedom of Information. David has more than a decade’s experience in implementing and monitoring…

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Ed

Data Protection Officer

Ed is a qualified GDPR Practitioner who has also achieved both IAPP CIPP/E and CIPT certification. Ed is an operationally minded privacy professional who is accustomed to working in proactive and fast-paced environments. He is a very effective communicator…

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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, she has developed and diversified her specialism…

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Ian

Data Protection Officer

Ian is a highly qualified data protection officer, holding the CIPP/E qualification, as well as the GDPR Practitioner certificate. Ian is also a qualified teacher and ex deputy headmaster, and has been the Data Protection Officer for over 130 schools…

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Jak

Data Protection Officer

Jak is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Master’s Degree in Social Research and Law and Legal Studies. He is an excellent project manager, with experience supervising business lines and compliance teams, as well as working…

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Katrina

Data Protection Officer

Katrina holds a first-class honours degree in law and a post-graduate diploma in legal practice (with distinction). As an IAPP CIPP/E qualified privacy professional, Katrina specialises in DSARs, LIA/DPIAs, policies, licences and service agreements, and research and…

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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…

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Matt

Data Protection Officer

Matt is a certified Data Protection Officer with excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and expertise as a data privacy consultant, auditor and trainer for multinational organisations. He has extensive experience tackling complex…

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Michael

Data Protection Officer

Michael is a certified Data Protection Practitioner who brings a depth of experience to the DPO Centre. This includes his multifaceted experience in the trade union sector and his performance as data protection officer for a range of international…

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Ngozi

Data Protection Officer

Ngozi is a certified information privacy and data protection professional with extensive practical experience both in the UK and internationally. She is also a certified ISO 27001 lead implementer and auditor. As a common law qualified lawyer, with a Master of Laws degree…

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Nish

Data Protection Officer

Nish is a certified GDPR practitioner 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…

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Patrick

Data Protection Officer

Patrick is a privacy and IT specialist with a track record of using astute analysis and communication skills to provide clarity around complex compliance issues, deliver excellent technical support and build and maintain relationships. With both a Master’s degree…

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Paul W

Data Protection Officer

Paul has a legal background including a Master’s degree (LL.M) in Information Rights Law and Practice. Alongside this he also holds BCS certificates specialising in Data Protection, Information Security and The Freedom of Information Act. He is an experienced Data Protection…

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Paul G

Data Protection Officer

Paul has a Master’s Degree in Law with Distinction and having worked in data protection compliance for over 5 years, he has a wealth of experience gained from working within a variety of organisations, particularly specialising in the Retail and Ecommerce Sectors…

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Pippa

Junior Data Protection Officer

Pippa holds a first class Master’s degree in law and social justice (LLM) and a first class law degree (LLB) with honours. During her university studies, Pippa joined us at the DPO Centre, contributing to the creation of many technical blogs, articles and case studies…

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Rachel

DSAR Officer

Rachel has over 20 years’ experience working within compliance and business support functions in the legal and professional services sectors. Her roles have covered a wide range of responsibilities and, since the introduction of the GDPR in 2018…

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Richard

DSAR Officer

Richard is an experienced Data Subject Access Request Officer with a strong background in the public sector. Having worked for several public sector organisations, Richard has gained valuable knowledge around dealing with both DSARs and…

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Shane

Data Protection Officer

Shane is a certified GDPR Practitioner with experience in developing, implementing, and auditing data protection frameworks and programmes. With a background in Financial Services, Shane brings with him a wealth of sector specific knowledge…

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Stuart

Data Protection Officer

Stuart is a highly experienced and results orientated senior compliance professional with legal training. He has extensive hands-on experience working within organisations to deliver strategic improvements to their compliance and data protection practices and culture…

The Rest of the Team  

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Rob Masson

CEO

As founder and CEO of The DPO Centre, Rob is actively driving innovation, transformation and thought leadership in data protection and privacy. With over 30 years of business experience, Rob has been involved in delivering solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies.

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

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Lenitha

Head of DPOs / Data Protection Officer

Lenitha became an integral member of the DPO Centre team soon after its inception and has continued to be instrumental in its continued growth and development.  As a member of the board and Head of DPOs, Lenitha provides effective leadership across our Data Protection Officer teams.

Overseeing project management, assigning resources and responsibilities and monitoring and reporting on our service KPIs.

Lenitha is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Management.  She has extensive experience delivering large scale projects, both in local government and the private sector.  Technically strong, Lenitha is also a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner and holds a range of certifications in cloud security.

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Kaye

Head of Client Services

Kaye has a Master’s 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, so is a vital part of our team.

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Matt

Head of Sales

Matt has over 25 years of business development and sales experience.  He therefore brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Head of Sales that he has gained from working with a range of organisations and global corporates.

Before joining The DPO Centre, Matt successfully managed his own sales training business, assisting sales managers to improve their processes, and coaching business development teams to improve their results.  Matt is also the author of two 5 star rated sales development books.

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Arn

'Pod' Project Manager
Arn is an operations and projects professional with over 13 years’ experience curating business relationships, developing high-performance teams, solving critical problems and engaging stakeholders to achieve organisational success.

Having previously worked in operations within the construction, manufacturing and public sectors, Arn now joins The DPO Centre as a ‘Pod’ Project Manager, where he will use his excellent project management skills to ensure our services continue to be delivered efficiently and effectively, and to the standard our clients have come to expect.

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Francesca

Personal Assistant to Head of DPOs

Francesca is an experienced senior PA with extensive experience in the legal industry, gained from working at ‘Magic Circle’ law firms and the Queen’s Solicitors. She is therefore very familiar with the need to be efficient and effective.

Francesca is PA to Lenitha, The DPO Centre’s Head of DPOs. Francesca’s background and strong skillset enables her to support Lenitha in enabling The DPO Centre and its DPO team to run even more smoothly.

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Jacob

Business Development Manager

Jacob is a proactive salesperson with extensive experience in both B2B and B2C selling environments. He combines his creativity and interpersonal skills to help clients match their requirements to the most appropriate solution and to build successful working relationships that ensure our clients receive the best possible service.

With 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business development, Jacob brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to his role as Business Development Manager at The DPO Centre.

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Jasmin

Learning & Development Coordinator

Jasmin is an LLB law graduate with a Master’s degree in international humanitarian law. She is a very highly organised and dedicated individual, with experience in both administration and the legal sector.

As our Learning & Development Coordinator, Jasmin utilises her advanced research and training skills to transfer knowledge to and develop our ever-expanding DPO team.

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Kris

Finance Administrator

Kris is an experienced accounts assistant who has worked in finance and administration for over 25 years. He is an enthusiastic team player with exemplary time management skills that enable him to prioritise workload and work to tight deadlines.

Kris joins us as our Finance Administrator and will work closely with our Head of Client Services to ensure that all financial matters are dealt with efficiently and effectively, enabling us to continue to deliver excellent service to our clients.

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Luz

Sales Administration Assistant

Luz has a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and is trilingual, speaking English, French and Spanish fluently. She has over 10 years’ experience in customer service, client relations management and finance roles within the hospitality industry.

Luz joins us at The DPO Centre as our Sales Administration Assistant, where she will use her experience in finance and ability to build and maintain long lasting professional relationships to support our ever-growing Sales team.

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Michael

'Pod' Project Manager

Michael joins the DPO Centre with 8 years’ experience in sales and business to business account management. Having previously worked in the renewable energy and advertising sectors, he has developed a great understanding of how to build lasting relationships with businesses across varying industries and sizes.

As an experienced account manager, Michael will deliver a first class service to our highly valued clients.

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Milagros (Mili)

Personal Assistant
Milagros has a first-class bachelor’s degree (with hons) and a first-class master’s degree, both in hotel management and speaks multiple languages fluently, including Spanish, Portuguese, French and English . She has worked in a wide variety of roles organising and co-ordinating activities and events.
Mili is the Personal Assistant to our sales and operations department, where her broad range of experience certainly comes in very handy in our ever-busier office.
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Sandra

HR Manager

Formally a journalist, Sandra has over 15 years of experience in HR, working within large firms to deliver extensive Business Transformation. Sandra has a Diploma in Communication Studies and is CIPD qualified. She is also a trained Mental Health First Aider and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing provision in the workplace.

Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge to the DPO Centre. She has significant expertise in overseeing and implementing change management strategies that will be invaluable as the DPO Centre continues to grow.

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Louise

PR Specialist

Louise is a PR specialist with over 20 years’ experience as a consultant and board member of one of the UK’s leading independent PR consultancies, London-based Lansons.  Having worked with organisations such as The Economist, The Pension Protection Fund (PPF), Wealthify and Post Office Money, Louise is an expert in her field.

Louise’s role at The DPO Centre is to help us raise our profile and promote our range of services, especially into the financial services sector, and to continue to communicate our ongoing success.

Board of Directors 

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Rob Masson

CEO

As founder and CEO of The DPO Centre, Rob is actively driving innovation, transformation and thought leadership in data protection and privacy. With over 30 years of business experience, Rob has been involved in delivering solutions to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies.

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

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Lenitha

Head of DPOs & Board Member

Lenitha became an integral member of the DPO Centre team soon after its inception and has continued to be instrumental in its continued growth and development.  As a member of the board and Head of DPOs, Lenitha provides effective leadership across our Data Protection Officer team.

Overseeing project management, assigning resources and responsibilities and monitoring and reporting on our service KPIs.

Lenitha is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Management.  She has extensive experience delivering large scale projects, both in local government and the private sector.  Technically strong, Lenitha is also a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner and holds a range of certifications in cloud security.

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Andrew

Non-Executive Director

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.

He has also been recognised as one of the British Venture Capital Association’s top entrepreneurs. Andrew used to act as the DPO Centre’s CMO, he worked with the back office team to develop our systems and processes.

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Dave

Non-Executive Director

Dave is a driven, strategic and customer-focused senior executive with over 20 years’ proven delivery track record within fast-paced retail environments specialising in leadership, operations, business development and customer service.

Dave is a down to earth, honest and supportive leader who approaches challenges and change head-on and inspires and develops others to do the same. Accomplished at driving performance and achieving results through others, Dave excels at improving operational efficiencies, delivering service excellence and enhancing businesses’ reputations.

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Ian

Non-Executive Director

Ian is a corporate lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in private practice during which time he has worked with local, national and international companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial projects.

Ian is a corporate lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in private practice during which time he has worked with local, national and international companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial projects. Contrary to the popular view of lawyers, he sees his job more as one of practical problem solving and has always enjoyed the opportunity to, through involvement with his clients, find out how a variety of business sectors really work.

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Kym

Non-Executive Director

Kym has an impressive track record of outstanding performance at senior levels in Risk, Transformational Change, Customer Service and Operations Management over a 30+ year period within the Financial Services Industry.

Since leaving full time City life, Kym has continued as an Executive Coach and Mentor, become a Business Consultant supporting large City Banks, taken a directorship role with a Financial Services Recruitment Company, and been a Non-Executive Director for a FinTech start up, and Housing Trust

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Mark

Non-Executive Director

Mark has worked as a Finance Director within professional accountancy and later in the Motor Industry, Clothing Manufacturing, Professional Sports, Food Manufacturing and Agriculture.

For the past 16 years, Mark has operated as a portfolio Finance Director working for multiple companies at one time.This included working closely in industries such as Telecoms, Commercial Laundry, various businesses within Construction, Engineering, various Manufacturers, Professional Services, Marketing, Waste Management and in the Arts. The vast majority of these businesses are owner managed or family companies

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Peter

Non-Executive Director

Peter has an impressive 33 years banking experience and is used to dealing with clients of all types from start-ups to multinational businesses. Peter has a post graduate diploma in coaching and specialises in helping to grow SMEs, particularly with Service, Business Development, Finance and using new technology to effect change in a more efficient way.

Peter is a qualified Clarity4D coach and trains people on how to make the most of LinkedIn. He is a co-founder of Innovation Lab in Suffolk, which is a working space for early stage technology business, enabling him to support many start-ups and promote ‘Suffolk’ as a great place to live and work.

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