Christopher is a Director within Risk Advisory Services and is Head of Privacy & Data Protection for BDO LLP.
As a qualified chartered accountant, Christopher delivers audit, advisory and business consultancy services to clients within the United Kingdom and around the world. Specialising in advising and assisting clients on data protection and privacy issues which includes the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This involves educating organisations on the subject, writing and advising on privacy policies and procedures and the general management of these activities across any organisation. Chris now also acts as a DPO for a number of organisations through the outsourced DPO service offering that BDO provides. Chris is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (‘IAPP’) and holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional - Europe (CIPP/E) qualification.
Christopher has been leading the BDO privacy team for a number of years and has been fully involved in first and second stage assessments for a significant number of clients of which range across a number of sectors (public and private) and, size wise range from smaller organisations all the way up to fully listed organisations. Chris has experience in helping organisations prepare and maintaining the expected standards required surround data protection regulation and has been able to use his knowledge in the privacy field to be able to assist clients accordingly.
Chris also has considerable experience of delivering controls assurance and SOX compliance services as part of his Governance Risk and Assurance role. Chris joined BDO in 2008, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.