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Our DPOs

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.


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 private organisations across the FinTech, EdTech, healthcare, and regulatory industries as well as MATs, trade councils and teacher regulatory bodies (UK and multi-national) in the public and not for profit arena. He has advised on an extensive range of audit, compliance and privacy programme implementation matters, both domestically and across multiple jurisdictions.

Ben’s broad experience has led to a keen interest in privacy model analysis and change management within organisations, with a particular focus on contractual controls and privacy team development.


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 in recent years 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.


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 as well working as a County Council Management Information Consultant. He has extensive financial knowledge and has attained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in accounting and finance.

Having been a Troop Commander with the Royal Engineers and with natural investigative and training skills Ian is very comfortable working at all organisational levels including the most senior to give the best possible advice, guidance and support.


Data Protection Officer / Head of DPOs

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 a certified AWS Cloud Practitioner and has completed other certifications with an emphasis on cloud security, which plays a key part in a comprehensive data protection strategy.


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.


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 higher education providers.

Michael’s expertise in the field of cross-national jurisdictions, coupled with his innate proven ability in leadership and project management, adds yet another dimension to the rich resource within our DPO team.

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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 from Queen Mary, University of London, she has worked in private legal practice, as in-house counsel and as a consulting adviser.

Ngozi’s sector experience includes working with technology and SaaS providers, private equity investment companies and charities.  She has also worked for the UN in Geneva advising on their e-Commerce and Law Reform Program.


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, 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.


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Data Protection Officer

Paul has a Master’s degree in Risk Management and Insurance and is a CIPP/E and CIPM qualified data protection and privacy professional.  Immediately before joining the DPO Centre Paul was the in-house Data Protection Officer for an Insurance Company with responsibility for all aspects of building and managing a data protection compliance framework at a senior level and in a complex regulated environment.

He has a particular interest in using technology for the medical, healthcare, financial and insurance industries where there is significant processing of sensitive data.

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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 Officer having gained over 13 years’ experience across a variety of business sectors; including social care, charity, housing and education sectors. Paul has developed and implemented GDPR compliance frameworks across multisite organisations including breach management processes and bespoke data protection training programmes.


Data Protection Officer

An LLB (Hons) law graduate and qualified GDPR Practitioner, Ravi has a broad range of experience in data protection and privacy. He’s worked both in-house legal and compliance for major international pharmaceutical companies, and as an external GDPR consultant for companies in a variety of other sectors.

Ravi brings a wealth of data protection and privacy experience particularly with cross border transfers and working with international Supervisory Authorities.


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. This has required working closely to build lasting relationships with other business leaders and their teams.

With particular experience in financial services, M&A and security, Stuart’s particular strengths and expertise include managing and handling sensitive data.

The Rest of the Team

Rob Masson


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.


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 and is a vital part of the team.

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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.

Louise Ahuja

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.

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Marketing Executive

Sarah co-ordinates all our marketing activities and makes things happen whether it’s running events, arranging exhibitions or seminars, updating the website, writing blogs or posting on social media.  Born in the Netherlands, CIM qualified and bilingual she has a wide range of experience marketing and explaining technical products and services and is an expert at keeping plenty of balls in the air at the same time.

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