About Me

I am a Legal Director in our London-based International Privacy and Data Protection Group, and the Financial Services sector lead for our UK privacy and data protection practice.

With 15 years' experience in financial services sector across UK, EMEA and APAC regions, I provide practical, pragmatic advice to my clients based on extensive in-house experience. I advise on all aspects of data protection and privacy with a specific focus on advising financial services clients. My clients range from international banks to small asset managers, pension funds and fintech's. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I held a senior legal role at Santander as their lead privacy counsel, and I established their privacy legal team. I have previously served as a DPO for a FinTech, Asto Digital Ltd., and acted as Vice President and primary legal adviser for data privacy at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, EMEA (part of Ameriprise Financial Inc.), where I was responsible for the implementation of their GDPR programme.

I Co-Chair the Data Protection Finance Group, DPFG, a leading UK network of over 400 senior lawyers and privacy professionals across the Financial Services sector. I am a member of IRSG, SASIG, IAPP Women Leading Privacy and Women in Privacy, and am a speaker at international conferences and panel discussions.
Education

Studied

  • University College, London, LLM in Law
  • University of Wales, Swansea, LLB (Hons) in Law
  • Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
  • BPP Law School, LPC

Admissions

  • England & Wales (2010)
  • Cross-qualified to SRA (2015)

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