Find out about the ICO and guest speakers who appeared at the conference.


Jonathan Bamford

Jonathan Bamford
Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, ICO

Jonathan Bamford is the Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs at the ICO. He has over thirty year’s experience of information rights regulation gained since the organisation was first established. He has spent all that time focussed on helping organisations comply with their legal obligations including developing practical tools to help.
 Nina Barakzai

Nina Barakzai
Group Head of Data Protection and Privacy, Sky UK

Nina Barakzai has been appointed President & Chair of In-House Counsel Worldwide and is Past Chair of the UK’s Commerce & Industry Group, representing UK in-house counsel. She is an accountant and solicitor and served as Board Member on the International Federation of Accountants’ International Ethics Standards Board. Her professional experience is in compliance, ethics, privacy, corporate transactions, cloud services and social media and she serves on the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Research Advisory Group, working on Big Data. She is Group Head of Data Protection & Privacy for the Sky UK group of companies, handling all aspects of privacy, data governance anti bribery & corruption, anti-money laundering and whistle blowing. She serves as Trustee for two community charities on a pro-bono basis.

 Stuart Bolton

Stuart Bolton
Engagement Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing

Stuart’s career has provided a wealth of opportunities to partnership working at strategic and local level drawn from leading and delivering a variety of physical, social, economic and service improvement projects. This experience includes more than 15 years with Sheffield City Council, working in working in education, regeneration, democratic renewal, property, policy and performance. 

One of Stuart’s greatest achievements before joining the Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing was establishing a new Community Hub with co-located public and community services and customer one-stop shop.


Iain Bourne

Iain Bourne
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

During his time with at the ICO, Iain has dealt with a wide range of areas, including health service compliance, new technologies, international issues and privacy at work. Recently Iain has worked on information sharing, privacy notices, personal information online, the right to be forgotten, anonymisation and post Brexit UK Data Protection.

 Garreth Cameron

Garreth Cameron
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

Garreth is a group manager in our Policy Directorate. His team focuses on the business and industry sector.

 


Rachael Cragg

Rachael Cragg
Group Manager, Change Programme, ICO

Rachael joined the ICO in December 2006 as a Senior Case Officer dealing with Freedom of Information (FOI) complaints before becoming a Group Manager of a team dealing with both FOI and Data Protection Complaints. Rachael is currently the Group Manager of the ICO’s Change Programme which is overseeing the ICO’s implementation of the European Data Protect Reforms. Prior to working in for the ICO Rachael was a manager in the Child Support Agency.

Elizabeth Denham

Elizabeth Denham
UK Information Commissioner, ICO

Elizabeth was appointed UK Information Commissioner in July 2016, having previously held the position of Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada and Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

 Rowenna Fielding

Rowenna Fielding
Digital Officer, NADPO

Rowenna is a member of the executive committee of the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers (NADPO) and an active participant in the privacy community. Having worked in the voluntary sector since 2010, Rowenna is familiar with the data protection challenges that charities face and is eagerly anticipating the higher profile of privacy that the General Data Protection Regulation will bring. 

 Karen Harris

Karen Harris
Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Karen has been at the ICO since 2012. She has a background in financial services and worked in various roles within the Customer Contact teams before joining the Policy Delivery team in 2014. She is currently a Senior Policy Officer, with responsibility for external and internal advice and guidance on data protection and freedom of information legislation. She also delivers internal information rights training and is a key contributor to the ICO’s work on developing profiling guidance under the GDPR.

 Imogen Heywood

Imogen Heywood
Engagement Manager, Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing

Based in West Yorkshire, Imogen is working to support a number of local places to identify, refine, develop and realise their information sharing ambitions.

Imogen has worked in the public sector for over 12 years, with previous roles in regeneration, environmental policy, place marketing and multi-agency and cross boundary partnership working. This experience, working with a wide range of council services, public and private sector organisations, has given Imogen first-hand knowledge of the crucial role sharing information plays in successful partnership working.

Imogen has a particular interest in the development of information sharing between ‘business facing’ services, and the potential for learning from more established information sharing best practice in ‘person’ centred public services.


J. Trevor Hughes

J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP/US
President and CEO, IAPP

J. Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals.

A native of Canada, Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony before the U.S. Congress Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, the Home Affairs Committee of the British Parliament and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, surveillance, spam and privacy-sensitive technologies.


Ian Inman

Ian Inman
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

Ian manages the ICO's Public Security Team who engage with stakeholders about police reforms, as well as dealing with issues involving the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Ian has previously worked in the ICO’s complaints handling teams as a case officer and then team manager. He has a Masters in Information Rights Law and is an accredited tutor on the Information Systems Examination Board (ISEB) Data Protection course.

Judith Jones

Judith Jones
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

Judith is responsible for developing and managing relations with government departments and organisations.

 

 Will Kemble-Clarkson

Will Kemble-Clarkson
Principal Consultant, Ctrl-Shift

With a background in marketing, consulting and digital innovation, Will has nearly 20 years’ experience in designing and leading change in organisations around the world. Prior to Ctrl-Shift, Will’s career has included co-founding and selling an online marketplace for property professionals, as well as holding director level positions at multinational firms including HSBC, where he was head of marketing during the bank’s launch into Eastern Europe, and O2, where he was first the brand advertising lead – winning several awards for O2’s digital engagement campaigns – before becoming the brand strategy lead in the business development team.

At Ctrl-Shift, Will specialises in ‘Me2B’ proposition development, helping organisations understand and take advantage of changes in how customers’ are interacting with businesses. He also specialises in devising and designing platforms and processes where customer trust – and therefore their willingness to share information with organisations – is put at the heart of how companies operate.

 Andy Laing

Andy Laing
Head of Performance Improvement, ICO

Andy joined the ICO in April 2009 and is currently the Head of Performance Improvement. He is responsible for our complaints handling functions covering both Data Protection and Freedom of Information issues raised with us by members of the public. He also manages our team of FOI tribunal lawyers. Before joining the ICO, Andy was Operations Manager at Healthcare Commission, has worked as Investigations Manager with the General Medical Council and managed large operational teams within the Civil Service.


Rob Luke

Rob Luke
Deputy Commissioner (Policy), ICO

Rob joined the ICO on 30 January 2017 as Deputy Commissioner (Policy). Rob joined the British Diplomatic Service in 2000 after working for the UK’s Millennium Commission. He served initially at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, working on the Middle East Peace Process. In 2002 he was seconded to the Brazilian Diplomatic Institute before serving for three years as Political and Press Officer at the British Embassy in Brasilia. He returned to the FCO in London in 2005 as Head of the War Crimes Section in the International Organisations Department. In 2008 he was seconded to the French Immigration Ministry, and then served for four years as Counsellor for Justice and Home Affairs at the British Embassy in Paris. In 2012 he was appointed British High Commissioner to Malta, a position he held until 2016.

 Mary Morgan

Mary Morgan
Group Manager, Performance Improvement, ICO

Mary joined the ICO in 2012 as a Team Manager with responsibility for complaints raised under the Data Protection Act. Mary is now a Group Manager leading teams responding to complaints raised in the Lenders, Utilities, Telecoms and General Business sectors. Prior to working at the ICO Mary worked for the Department for Work and Pensions managing the delivery of welfare benefits, where she gained a Master’s Degree in Government and Social Policy.

 Lisa O'Brien

Lisa O’Brien
Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Lisa is a Senior Policy Officer at the ICO in the policy delivery team and returned to the ICO in November 2016, having previously worked in one of the teams handling DPA complaints. Before returning to the ICO, she worked in HR for a couple of global organisations and in a former life she was a solicitor specialising in employment law.

 Misha Singh

Misha Singh
Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Misha is a Senior Policy Officer with the Government and Society team in the ICO’s Strategic Liaison Department, where the focus of her work is on government departments and third sector stakeholders. Misha previously worked as a Case Officer in the ICO’s Performance Improvement Department. Before the joining the ICO, Misha worked in the policy and research arm of an international think tank based in South Asia.


Jake Smith

Jake Smith
Information Governance Manager, Citizens Advice

Jake has responsibility for implementing information governance strategy so that Citizens Advice meet their legal, policy and ethical duties when processing personal data.

Over his career Jake has gained experience of designing and delivering data protection training, drafting guidance and policy on privacy issues for a range of audiences on high profile issues, conducting and integrating privacy impact assessments into large scale projects and implementing changes to organisational governance to identify and manage information risks.

Jake holds an LLB(Hons) degree and has previously worked for the Information Commissioner’s Office and Care Quality Commission in data protection roles. 

 Lynsey Smith

Lynsey Smith
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

Lynsey joined the ICO in 2008 with a legal background, and has worked in various roles within FOI and DP policy. She currently has lead responsibility for internal advice. She has advised on a wide variety of policy issues across data protection and freedom of information, and has worked on data protection guidance for the media, the Guide to PECR, and the ICO’s guidance on direct marketing among others. She is currently leading the ICO’s work on consent under the GDPR, and on the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.

 Jim Steele

Jim Steele
Host – Questions to Elizabeth Denham

Jim Steele is an internationally respected speaker and business adviser who has inspired people within some of the world’s leading companies to perform at their highest level and maintain their resilience no matter what challenges come their way.

 Dr Richard Tynan

Dr Richard Tynan
Technologist, Privacy International

Richard is a Technologist at Privacy International, with a specific focus on the area of surveillance technologies. He focuses on wired and wireless surveillance mechanisms and the strategies employed by cyber-criminals to harvest valuable private information from a wide range of ubiquitous devices such as cell phones and personal computers. He leads the Technology work of Privacy International as well as the programmatic area of Data Exploitation. Richard holds a first class honours BSc (Hons) degree and a PhD in Distributed Artificial Intelligence for Embedded Sensor Networks from University College Dublin, and has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Law.

 Andrew White

Andrew White
Group Manager, Performance Improvement, ICO

Andrew has been at the ICO since 2005, working within the Complaints and Appeals department throughout that time. For the last six years, as a Group Manager Andrew has had oversight of the Local Government sector for all information access complaints in this area and is actively involved in the development of operational strategies for the ICO regarding the implementation of GDPR.

 Millie Graham Wood

Millie Graham Wood
Legal Officer, Privacy International

Millie, a qualified solicitor, was admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales on 3 October 2011. She current works at Privacy International as a Legal Officer, after seven years at Birnberg Peirce & Partners where she specialised in actions against the police, immigration and asylum.

 Steve Wood

Steve Wood
Head of International and Intelligence, ICO

Steve has recently taken on new responsibilities as Head of International and Intelligence which delegates will hear more about at the conference. Until recently, Steve was responsible for overseeing policy lines, advice and guidance related to data protection and freedom of information legislation. Before joining the ICO Steve was a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at Liverpool John Moores University.
 Carl Wiper

Carl Wiper
Group Manager, Policy Directorate, ICO

Carl has worked at the Information Commissioner’s Office since 2010 and now has responsibility for ICO guidance. He has worked on policy issues in relation to data protection and freedom of information, including big data, profiling, re-use and outsourcing. He worked on the ICO’s ‘Transparency in outsourcing ‘guidance and road map, and the discussion paper on ‘Big data and data protection’. He is currently a rapporteur on the EU’s Article 29 Working Party subgroup on key provisions in the GDPR.

 

Anulka Clarke
Head of Good Practice, ICO

Anulka joined the ICO in June 2004 and worked in Casework, Policy and Enforcement roles before moving to an audit role within the ICO’s Good Practice Department in 2008. Since 2015 Anulka has worked as an Audit Group Manager with responsibility for the Telecommunications sector, working with Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications and Investigatory Powers legislation.

 

Joanne Crowley
Senior Policy Officer, ICO

Joanne joined the ICO in September 2005. As a Senior Policy Officer within the Policy Delivery department, Joanne has responsibility for writing external guidance and providing internal advice on freedom of information and data protection. Joanne has experience of the ICO both as a regulatory body and as a data controller/public authority. She has previously handled complaints and enquiries made to the ICO as regulator and has also worked as part of an information governance function ensuring that the ICO complies with the legislation which it oversees, including handling requests for information.

 

Sarah Meyers
Change Programme, ICO

Sarah joined the ICO in August 2015 in the Enforcement Department undertaking criminal investigations of offences under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts. Sarah is currently a manager on the Change Programme which is responsible for delivering the ICO’s new responsibilities and obligations arising out of the European Union Data Protection Reforms.