Founded in 2014 the DPN publishes insight, how-to-guides and more in-depth guidance aimed at supporting organisations with data protection

Our consultancy

We’re a small experienced team of data protection consultants who pride ourselves on taking a no-nonsense approach to data protection and privacy.

We advise a broad range of business across multiple sectors, as well as regularly delivering down-to-earth data protection training.

Our team is based in London, Peterborough and Manchester.

Simon Blanchard, CIPP/E

Simon Blanchard, CIPP/E

Partner

Simon supports businesses of all sizes across a wide range of sectors. He previously held the role of Director of Information Governance at Royal Mail Group in the run up to GDPR enforcement.

He also has considerable commercial experience, having held the role of Head of Data & Online Marketing at Bauer Media until 2014.

I enjoy working with organisations big and small, helping them to look after their data at the same time as delivering great results.

Philippa Donn, CIPP/E, CIPM

Philippa Donn, CIPP/E, CIPM

Partner

Phil has been advising businesses on data protection and eprivacy since before the final text of GDPR was finalised.

As DPN Editor she’s authored and edited numerous data protection guides. Driven by finding pragmatic solutions to mitigate risk, Phil previously worked in data compliance for Acxiom.

I love the sheer variety of challenges data protection throws up and working to find the best solutions for clients.

Julia Porter

Julia Porter

Partner

Julia has extensive privacy experience with a particular interest in ad tech and cookies. She was previously Chair of DMA (Data & Marketing Association) and Marketing Director at ITV and Guardian News & Media.

Passionate about communication and good data governance, Julia led the development of the DMA Code of Practice and the Guardian’s Innovative “Why Your Data Matters” campaign.

I enjoy using my executive experience to help organisations think about commercial solutions to privacy challenges they may face.

Caroline Bennett

Caroline Bennett

Partner

Caroline’s specialism lies in training. She’s designed and delivered a broad range of solutions from one-off workshops to complex programmes.

She believes training needs to be engaging, interactive, fun and tailored to meet learners’ needs as well as corporate objectives. Previously she was Operations Director of two specialist divisions of Reed Executive.

I am particularly interested in developing training techniques and methods which truly benefit participants.

With a wealth of knowledge, they take a refreshingly practical approach to matters.
It is a genuine pleasure to work with them.

Walker Books

Your knowledgeable and pragmatic approach meant we were able to produce a detailed and accessible guide that is relevant for the entire marketing community.

Data & Marketing Association

DPN Advisory Board

Our distinguished Advisory Board provide invaluable insight to support our content, as well as regularly speaking at our events.

Robert Bond (Chair)
Robert Bond (Chair)
Senior Legal Counsel
Bristows LLP
Dominic Batchelor
Dominic Batchelor
Head of IP & Privacy
Royal Mail
Andrew Bridges
Andrew Bridges
Data Quality and Governance Manager
REaD Group
Chris Field
Chris Field
Corporate Privacy Director
Harte Hanks
Fedelma Good
Fedelma Good
Director
PwC UK
Sara Howers
Sara Howers
UK Data Protection Officer
CGI I.T. UK Limited, part of CGI Group Inc.
Matthew Kay
Matthew Kay
Deputy DPO
Metro Bank
Charles Ping
Charles Ping
Managing Director, Europe
Winterberry Group