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 Data Protection Experts 



Data Protection Officer

Anne is an experienced Data Protection Officer, specialising in European law. As an outsourced DPO, she has collaborated with organisations on a wide range of privacy projects, from compliance audits and drafting privacy-related policies to breach investigations…



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Data Protection Officer

Ben is a Fellow of Information Privacy with advanced knowledge in data protection. He has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and legal sectors. As a LL.B. (Hons) Law and Legal Practice Course graduate, Ben has worked as a Data Protection Officer for…

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Data Protection Support Officer

Caroline is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with several years of experience in compliance and regulation within the public sector. Caroline is educated to degree level and possesses outstanding attention to detail, even when under time constraints…

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Data Protection Officer

Chris is an experienced Group Data Protection Officer building on over 18 years of diverse knowledge in the handling and processing of sensitive medical records within operational environments. Chris retains an excellent reputation for problem solving…

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Data Protection Officer

Dana is a highly qualified former attorney of the High Court of South Africa before focussing her career in data protection. Dana has a strong background in financial services as well as the private healthcare sector. As a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)…

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Data Protection Officer

Dave is a professional data privacy expert with extensive experience supporting international corporations with their data privacy compliance, most recently in the EMEA region. He is expert in communicating the specific data privacy processes and procedures…



Data Protection Officer

David is a highly skilled Data Protection Officer, with a record of success in various challenging roles within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. He is known for his professionalism, proactive approach, and self-motivation. His dedication to providing high-quality…



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AI Sector Lead

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…



Data Protection Officer

Dick is a Certified Information Security and Privacy Manager and is an experienced Data Protection Professional in the Netherlands. He has numerous qualifications within data protection including, CIPP/E, CISM, CIPM and CTPP. With a background in…



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Academy Training Manager

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…



Data Protection Officer

Harriet is an enthusiastic and experienced data protection professional with a strong background in the healthcare sector. As an LL.B. Law graduate and qualified GDPR Practitioner, Harriet has over six years’ experience in working in privacy gaining valuable…

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Academy Lecturer

Ian is a highly qualified data protection officer,  achieving a Post Graduate Certificate in Data Protection Law and Information Governance, holding the CIPP/E qualification, as well as the GDPR Practitioner certificate. Ian is also a qualified teacher…



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Ilkin is a business-driven, risk-oriented and technically literate privacy professional who’s experience derives from the financial and Adtech arenas. Ilkin has almost a decade of experience in overseeing risk and privacy matters. His infectious enthusiasm enables…



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Jack is a passionate data protection professional who constantly strives to effect positive change within each organisation he represents, driving compliance forward and inspiring a data protection culture. He is an extremely strong communicator…

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Data Protection Support Officer

Jennifer is a self-motivated individual with several years’ experience in data protection working in law firms as well as the public sector, making her an asset to our DPSO team. Jennifer is educated to degree level and possesses exceptional organisational skills…

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Data Protection Officer

Julian is a skilled Data Protection Officer with a degree in Business Information Technology with Law. He has a decade of specialist Information Governance and Information Security experience in both the public and private sector. His adaptable, balanced approach is an asset to our DPO team…



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Katie is an experienced data protection professional with a background working in the Education sector. Having acted as the Data Protection Officer for 120 schools prior to joining The DPO Centre, Katie has valuable practical experience…



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Katrina is a qualified solicitor and has also obtained the highly recognised IAPP privacy qualifications: CIPM and CIPP/E. Katrina specialises in developing privacy programs for organisations to show that they have the required controls…

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Data Protection Officer

Kat is a highly organised data protection professional with a passion for conducting audit assessments to ensure compliance within business operations. She excels in managing end-to-end projects, leveraging her strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills…



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Life Sciences Sector Lead

Lawrence is an experienced Data Protection Officer with a background working in the fields of data protection, life science, clinical trials, information governance, ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 27001 information…



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Pod Leader

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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Data Protection Officer
Pod Leader

Matt is a certified Data Protection Officer with excellent communication skills, meticulous attention to detail and expertise as a DPO, consultant, auditor and trainer formultinational organisations. From start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, he has extensive experience…

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Data Protection Officer

Melissa is a qualified and highly experienced data protection professional with previous involvement working for the not-for-profit and the public arena. With over 8 years of experience, Melissa adopts a pragmatic and attentive approach in all facets…



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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Data Protection Officer

With nearly 20 years’ experience, Nicola is a highly knowledgeable Data Protection Officer. Nicola is skilled in undertaking complex analysis and risk assessments, and bringing a calm, methodical and engaging approach. She has strong interpersonal…



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…



Data Protection Officer

Pascal is an experienced data protection officer with extensive knowledge of GDPR compliance, especially within the financial sector. He has worked as a Data Protection Officer, corporate lawyer and privacy team leader for financial services organisations…

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Data Protection Officer
Pod Leader

Paul has extensive experience managing compliance, risk and data protection projects in fast paced B2C environments. He possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and advanced communication abilities, enabling him to connect with, and direct cross-functional teams…


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Data Protection Officer
Pod Leader

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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Data Protection Officer
Pod Leader

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…



Data Protection Officer

Peter is an experienced data protection specialist with a background in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. With a highly organised approach, Peter has previously been the lead point of contact and decision maker for all data protection and GDPR related queries for his organisation…



Data Protection Officer

Pippa holds both a first class Bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and a Master’s degree with Distinction in law and social justice (LLM). She is a fantastic communicator and has experience working with a wide variety of DPO Centre clients. Pippa has particular expertise in…



Data Subject Access Request Officer

Richard is an experienced Data Subject Access Request Officer with a strong background in the public sector. Having worked for both private and public sector organisations, Richard has gained in-depth knowledge of handling DSARs and Freedom of Information requests (FOIs)…


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Data Protection Officer
Pod Leader

Rik is a highly qualified data protection professional, acquiring the CIPP/e qualification as well as being a Fellow of Information Privacy. With extensive experience working in the medical and healthcare sectors, Rik is a passionate advocate…



Data Protection Officer
Tech & Security Sector Lead

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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Data Protection Support Officer

Supisara has a degree in business law (LL.B) and achieved her Masters (LL.M) in information technology and intellectual property law with distinction. She is a versatile and enthusiastic professional with experience in consulting and implementation…




Accounts Assistant

Caroline is a detail-oriented finance professional with a wealth of experience working in fast-paced environments. As a fully qualified AAT bookkeeper, she has a strong understanding of her key responsibilities and prides herself on accuracy.  

Caroline’s strong work ethic is demonstrated through her role as Accounts Assistant, where she supports day-to-day operations. Her commitment to precision makes her an indispensable asset to the Finance team.  



Finance Officer

Lucy is a fully AAT qualified accountant with extensive experience in finance. She has an excellent grasp of the role and is a key member of the team. 

As our Finance Officer, Lucy works closely with our Head of Operations and our accounts team to ensure that the department is running smoothly. Lucy is hardworking and can manage multiple financial tasks with tight deadlines and the first point of contact for any finance enquiries.   



Chief Financial Officer

Simon is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with extensive experience as a commercial finance director for various organisations. He has a 30-year track record in business launch, scale-up, and transformation projects, playing a pivotal role in shaping financial strategy and operational delivery.

As Chief Financial Officer, Simon will leverage his analytical acumen, strategic vision, and excellent communication skills to support our business goals. He will work collaboratively with the finance department and wider team to deliver continuous improvement and innovation.


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HR Assistant

Gemma is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and reliable individual who possesses exceptional interpersonal skills. Gemma’s positive attitude is reflected throughout her work and enables her to be an outstanding team player. As well as working collaboratively within a team, Gemma can work autonomously on independent projects and complete tasks to a high standard.

As our HR Assistant, Gemma works closely alongside the wider HR team, supporting with our ambitious recruitment objectives and to provide additional support in delivering our general HR services. Alongside this she also provides project admin support for other areas of the business.



Recruitment Coordinator

Lucy is an experienced recruitment professional with practical expertise in all aspects of the hiring life cycle. Highly motivated, with a passion for providing the best candidate experience, Lucy enjoys working with multiple stakeholders to ensure their recruitment needs are aligned with the business needs and candidate expectations.

As Recruitment Coordinator, Lucy ensures our application process attracts the leading talent for our business needs. With a keen understanding of industry trends and best practices, Lucy continuously refines our recruitment strategies to stay ahead of the curve.

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Head of HR

Formerly 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.



Senior HR Advisor

Sophie has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and holds a Level 7 CIPD qualification. She is skilled in dealing with all aspects of employee relations, including talent management, resourcing, policies and procedures.

Sophie is self-motivated and driven professional, bringing a conscientious approach to her role as Senior HR Advisor. She works with the HR team to develop effective procedures and inclusion initiatives, including supporting new joiners and facilitating ongoing personal development.

Learning and development

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Digital Learning Manager

Evan is a digitally focused Learning and Development professional with over 15 years’ experience working in a variety of industries. Evan possesses a strong performance mindset and has a proven track record of building digital learning capabilities and growing high performance teams.

Evan works closely with our Learning & Development Coordinator and subject matter experts to create and keep up to date our online-learning platform.



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.




Senior Graphic Designer

Charlotte is a highly skilled and versatile graphic designer. Having worked across a variety of industry sectors, both in freelance and in-house roles, she has extensive experience of producing graphics and visual assets for businesses.

Working with the marketing team, Charlotte plays a crucial role in generating high quality and branded designs, including social media graphics, print and digital advertising and informative, educational content.



Marketing Coordinator

Joel is an experienced digital marketing specialist, with a passion for maximising a company’s digital marketing reach. He has a proven track record of achieving measurable results and enjoys finding new creative ways to engage audiences on both organic and paid platforms.

Working within the marketing team, Joel is responsible for maintaining our digital marketing campaigns and developing and reporting on campaign performance across all channels. Using targeted content creation, he will support our immediate and long-term PR and marketing efforts.

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Content Manager

Karen is a skilled content creator with over 20 years’ professional copywriting experience. She has in-depth knowledge of content marketing strategies, having worked with UK and international companies in multiple sectors. With a passion for storytelling, Karen is dedicated to driving growth and audience engagement.

As Content Manager, Karen is responsible for orchestrating the team’s marketing campaigns, ensuring consistent, high-quality content across various channels. She is committed to continuously learning and empowering the team to explore new ideas and creative solutions.




Shannon is an accomplished writer and graduate from the British College of Journalism, with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. Her cross-platform skills and background in journalism enable her to craft engaging copy with concise messaging.

Shannon has great communications skills and works with the wider marketing team to produce a broad range of original content. She is committed to achieving excellence and is passionate about continuous learning.



Marketing Assistant

Taylor is a dedicated and enthusiastic individual, with experience of supporting a wide range of digital marketing initiatives. With an NVQ level two in marketing, he has a passion for continuously learning and adapting to new trends.

As Marketing Assistant, Taylor provides support to the marketing team for events, content production and campaigns. Structured in his approach, he enjoys getting involved in the development of ideas to increase brand awareness and drive engagement.

Project Management



Project Administrator

Amber is an enthusiastic and driven individual, who is always looking to further her personal development. With a background in administration, she is highly efficient and has a keen eye for detail.

In her role as Project Administrator, Amber uses her excellent communication and organisational skills to support the Project Management Team with internal workflows, client relations and day-to-day operations.

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Project Administrator

Amy is an experienced and accomplished administrator, with extensive experience working in the public sector. She is a highly dependable individual and has an exceptional eye for detail. Amy is organised in her nature and is constantly identifying areas of personal development.

She already possesses a range of industry recognised accolades including a correspondence management and workflow optimisation certification as well as being a certified audit clerk and CQRS trained.

As our Project Administrator, Amy combines her strategic planning and execution skills with her cross-functional collaborations and outstanding customer service talents to provide administration support to our Project Management team.



'Pod' Project Manager/Academy Manager
Arn is an operations and projects professional with over 15 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’s role as ‘Pod’ Project Manager/Academy Manager at The DPO Centre uses 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.



Project Associate

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 our Project Associate and works closely with our Project Management team. Her support, strong communication and coordination skills are invaluable assets and benefit the overall operational effectiveness of the team.



'Pod' Project Manager

Michael joined 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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'Pod' Project Manager

Thomas is an experienced and qualified Project Manager, holding an APM Project Management Qualification. During his career, Thomas has worked with major household names to successfully deliver, implement, and manage a vast suite of projects.  

As a ‘Pod’ Project Manager, Thomas is familiar with programmes such as Atlassian JIRA, Azure DevOps and methodologies such as Kanban and Scrum boards. Working alongside our project delivery team, Thomas will continue to support our DPO team to deliver a first-class service to our clients.


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Senior Commercial Executive

Charlie is an ambitious and tenacious Senior Commercial Executive with over six years’ experience gained from working with clients from a multitude of industries, including, the financial and tech sectors. In addition to his impressive sales experience, Charlie is a certified GDPR practitioner.

Charlie is part of our UK Commercial team, where he uses his previous experience in sales and consultancy to develop strong, long lasting business relationships, making him a valuable member of our team.



Head of Business Development - Canada

Evan is an experienced business development professional and a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada CIPP/C. His experience and knowledge are invaluable for clients seeking comprehensive solutions to privacy challenges. With over 10 years’ business strategy experience, Evan has previously led the successful execution of more than 300 privacy and cybersecurity projects in Ontario, Canada.

As Head of Business Development for our Canada office, Evan leverages his expertise to drive strategic initiatives and foster client relationships. His specialised knowledge allows him to understand complex privacy issues and translate them into actionable solutions.



Commercial Executive

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.

As Commercial Executive at The DPO Centre, Luz uses her experience in finance and ability to build and maintain long lasting professional relationships to support our ever-growing Commercial team.

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Commercial Assistant

Olivia is an enthusiastic, driven and motivated individual. With experience in previous administrative roles Olivia provides our Commercial Team with all the support they need.

Olivia has a keen eye for detail and has excellent communication skills. Her experience in customer relations means our clients will be in good hands. She has previously worked with the NHS, giving Olivia the skills needed to support potential medical clients.

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Senior Commercial Executive

Owen is an accomplished sales professional with a proven track record of delivering revenue growth and comprehensive strategies. With almost two decades of sales experience, Owen possesses strong communication and interpersonal abilities, enabling him to build strong relationships with prospects and clients.

Owen is part of our ever-growing UK Commercial team, where he combines his natural problem-solving and negotiation skills to identify client needs and deliver tailored solutions.

Rest of the team



Head of Office Operations

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.

Using her experience in accounts Kaye performs a multitude of tasks from overseeing clients’ accounts to ensuring that all our clients are well cared for.




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 COO, Lenitha provides effective leadership across our Data Protection delivery team and oversees all elements of service delivery, marketing, IT and HR.

Lenitha is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner with a Degree in Business Management and graduate of the Leading Financial Services Firm course by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.  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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Executive Assistant

Rachel is a highly motivated, passionate, and organised Executive Assistant with  8 years’ experience in business administration. Rachel is an incredibly fast learner and prides herself on structure, accuracy and efficiency. Her innovative and solution driven approach means she can adapt her approach to suit the needs of the business.

As Executive Assistant, Rachel supports our CEO and COO with their diary management and travel arrangements. Rachel also provides support to our HR team and plays an integral role in our recruitment activities and the onboarding  of our new joiners.



Managing Director - Canada

Ray is a senior executive with over 15 years’ experience in Privacy and Information Governance. A Fellow of Information Privacy (FIM) with CIPP/C and CIPT qualifications and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ryerson University. He frequently speaks at conferences and provides media interviews as a subject matter expert. Ray has also been an executive leader in the PrivacyTech field for the past 8 years, developing innovative solutions to address various privacy issues.

As Managing Director of our Canada office, his leadership brings a blend of strategic vision and in-depth sector knowledge that ensures the team remains at the forefront of evolving Privacy legislation in Canada.




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.



Managing Director - The Netherlands

As Managing Director of the Netherlands office, Stijn occupies an essential role for the wider team. His previous experience of founding and managing a successful privacy and data protection consultancy brings a wealth of knowledge for both clients and DPOs. He motivates and leads the DPO team whilst supporting and advising clients on complex privacy and data protection issues.

Stijn is a senior privacy and data protection professional with over 20 years’ experience in governance and compliance. He has a legal and business administration academic background and is skilled at bridging the gap between theory and practical implementation. He has particular expertise in the financial sector, with in-depth knowledge of the industry’s unique compliance requirements. Stijn has also worked for education, healthcare and local government sectors, fulfilling the role of DPO in The Netherlands for over 90 organisations. In recognition of his previous achievements, his former consultancy company was a winner of the FD Gazellen International Award, an accolade to celebrate entrepreneurship and best performance of Dutch companies.

Directors and Advisory Board



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.



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




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 COO, Lenitha provides effective leadership across our Data Protection delivery team and oversees all elements of service delivery, marketing, IT and HR.

Lenitha is a certified EU GDPR Data Protection Practitioner with a Degree in Business Management and graduate of the Leading Financial Services Firm course by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.  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.



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



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.



Non-Executive Director

Richard is an inspiring leadership coach with extensive frontline experience of founding and managing several international offices. He is an associate of the Møller Institute at the University of Cambridge, a consultant at the University of Oxford’s Said Business School, and an advisory board member of Imperial College’s MBA programme.

Richard is deeply committed to working with companies to support effective market differentiation and excellence. A practical strategist, he gets straight to the heart of an organisation’s requirements, drawing on his vast experience of solving complex business challenges.




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.



Non-Executive Director

Rob has over 25 years’ experience of working in finance and commercial leadership roles in large, publicly traded companies, mostly in the utilities sector. He is especially skilled at leading business development initiatives and implementing operational excellence across international markets.

CIMA qualified since 1991, Rob has lived and worked for 17 years in Northern Europe, Asia, and South Africa. He has worked on over 20 M&A transactions and combines his finance expertise and leadership skills to guide SMEs through business growth. A supportive advisor with a hands-on, practical approach to delivering results.