Head of Compliance, BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT

Anyone who knows me will confirm that I am incredibly passionate about Compliance.  For me it’s not a work thing, it’s a people thing and I just love people!

My background is Building Society management, training and compliance.  After a long career break, I joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, as Data Protection Lead just over 3 years ago.   Since that time my remit has been extended beyond data protection and I am now Head of Compliance with the organisation, responsible for all legal and regulatory compliance, no mean feat in a complex organisation.

Data Protection will always be my first love but compliance in its entirety is something I am incredibly passionate about. I firmly believe that the success of a positive compliance culture is not built on telling people what they have done wrong but actively building relationships, working with colleagues and taking them on a journey where everyone succeeds. 

If ever you hear someone say that Compliance is dull, send them my way and I’ll share with them just what fun it can be!

elizabeth smith

My Sessions

Keeping Up with the Pace of Data Collection: Best Practices for Reducing Data Breach Risks

1st March 10:15 - 10:45 GMT

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