Gary is a qualified chartered accountant and a privacy professional. An accomplished senior executive with 20 years’ extensive experience he has operated at board level in a variety of roles within a number of complex organisations across Financial Services, Leisure and Retail. He is also a non-executive director with positions in the Health, Education and Charitable sectors.
Gary led the GDPR implementation in the UK for a major global financial institution whilst advising on behalf of the Group across its European jurisdictions, has been the serving DPO for a challenger bank, and is currently Chief Privacy Officer for a global energy provider with operations in the Americas, EMEA and Asia. As an internationally recognised Privacy expert he has both presented at and chaired conferences across Europe.
A seasoned executive with excellent communication, influencing and change management skills, he has an exceptional track record of leading businesses through critical transformational change programmes. A highly collaborative, critical thinker who demonstrates resilience, adaptability and drive. His motivational leadership style enables him to inspire his teams to deliver excellent results, whilst maintaining an environment based on honesty, trust and mentorship.