Our Team

Our services are delivered by our team of highly skilled and qualified Information Governance and Data Management professionals, many of whom have worked in education settings and have practical experience of implementing data protection, security and management systems.

Staff Profiles

Alex Steward

Alex Steward

Data Protection Assistant

Alex joined the team in August 2020. Whilst assisting with the ongoing development of our Data Protection services and taking on administrative tasks, Alex has been building on her knowledge of data protection law by writing policies and DPIAs.

Other qualifications;

LLB (Hons) Law.

Cath Rowlatt 

Cath Rowlatt 

Data Protection Consultant (CIPPe)

Cath joined the team in 2021, bringing more than a decade of experience as a School Business Officer and having implemented GDPR strategies in a small school setting. She understands the challenges facing many of our schools and is keen to provide proactive and bespoke support to school communities and data leads on their journey to data excellence.  

Other relevant qualifications:

DSBM

 

Jon Farmer

Jon Farmer

Data Protection Consultant

Jon has worked for Derbyshire County Council since 2003. Coming from a commercial background, he began his time in the authority, working with the fostering and adoption teams ultimately in performance management and policy writing. In 2012, he split his role, by joining the Information and ICT department, to help set up the Children’s Services Subject Access Request’s service, a role which has developed, more broadly, into data protection and breach control. Jon now leads our GDPR for Early Years service.

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson

Data Protection Consultant (CIPPe)

Formerly a senior leader and teacher in both FE and Secondary, Clare’s background as a DPO, an author, senior examiner, teacher trainer and teacher of law, makes her uniquely placed to understand the impact of data protection legislation on the management and governance of a school. She is one our our Data Protection Officers in addition to leading on and delivering our training packages.

Other relevant qualifications:

LL.B (Hons) Lond, MSET

Claire Archibald

Claire Archibald

Data Protection Consultant (BCS Data Protection Practitioner)

Claire has experience as a Solicitor as well as experience in project management and working as a School Business Officer which gives her a unique understanding of the challenges schools face with data protection. Claire works as one of our Data Protection Officers as well as specialising in Subject Access Requests and Data Protection Impact Assessments. Claire also acts as our quality assurance manager and ensures the team continuously improves its services.

Connect with Claire Archibald on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-archibald-b608001a1/ and Twitter here https://twitter.com/Archibfam

Other relevant qualifications:

LLB Law &Legal Practice Certificate

Heather Toomey

Heather Toomey

Data Security Consultant

Coming from an IT and Data Analyst background, Heather has worked in Derbyshire schools since 2006. She began her time supporting IT services in a range of schools and referral units, before moving into a role in Data Management in a large secondary school. Heather is the lead for the Data Security service.

Other relevant qualifications:

Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Incident Response Manager, Certified Privacy Risk Assessor, Applied Data Protection Officer Certificate, DPO-F Practitioner, BEng Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering

Rachel Millward

Rachel Millward

Service Manager

Rachel leads the traded service team. She is a former commercial contracts lawyer and business transformation manager. It is Rachel’s passion for building things that make a difference and her drive to ensure our schools are adequately supported has led to the creation of a service with an exceptional and nationally recognised provision.

Other relevant qualifications:

CIPPe, BA (Hons) Legal Studies, GDL

Marie Kearney

Marie Kearney

Service Development Manager

Marie has been supporting the work of Education Data Hub since the summer of 2020. Her role as a Service Development Manager has made her an integral part of the cyber support team, assisting with the ongoing development of cyber services, online safety services, and new early years services.

Marie started her working life as a database controller in the private sector and subsequently has vast experience of working in both primary and secondary settings. Her practical experience of information processes and governance, protecting critical data systems, and safeguarding pupils, means she understands the needs of school staff and the pressures and priorities education settings face on a daily basis.

Becca de Ville

Becca de Ville

Data Protection Consultant

Becca previously worked in worked in Information Governance and IT project management at a university for ten years. Projects included gaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification, improving FOI processes and introducing MFA across the university. Before this, Becca supported schools and small businesses as a Network Engineer and gained experience working with a variety of educational settings.  Becca prides herself on being friendly and approachable and being passionate about supporting people through the often complex world of data protection.

Other relevant qualifications:

Foundation Certificate in Data Protection

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