Steve Wilkinson

Head of Innovation

Defra (Confirmed)

An industry expert with more than 20 years of successful experience steve wilkinson stands at the forefront of the fastest moving world of data privacy. He’s spent the past five years bringing around a shift from old style privacy awareness into the 21st century. Coming from a risk and compliance background steve is a person with a risk-based approach to data privacy security systems and with deep privacy industry knowledge. Steve has championed the awareness for regulatory compliance for a number of years, promoting to small companies and providing information and recommendations to the regulatory authorities as well as the UK and US governments (DPA18 and the US Privacy Act).

Steve has been a prolific guest speaker at over 12 events within the past 2 years, mainly speaking on the impacts of privacy and data protection on a global platform. Steve has received numerous awards one of which is being recognised as within the top 100 most influential people within the UK for pollution reduction, which demonstrates his diversity in work.

In addition to speaking events Steve also lectures at Henley Business school (affiliated to Harvard) on both their GDPR and CEO leadership programmes. The ICO also complete their training at Henley.

Steve is a freelance DPO assisting companies tackle the data privacy landscape on a global basis. Steve is a lead auditor in may ISO standards including 9001, 45001, 14001, 27001, 50001 etc. Steve has also developed may e-learning courses and was the first person in the UK to develop and run a e-learning course for academic institutions.