March 8, 2012

International Association of Privacy Professionals Announces New Appointments to 2012 Board of Directors


Washington, DC—March 8, 2012—The IAPP, the world’s largest association of privacy professionals, today announced the appointment of three new directors to its board as well as the promotion of two current directors to  leadership roles. The IAPP board of directors now includes: James Byrne, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT, associate general counsel and chief privacy officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Michelle Dennedy, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer, McAfee, Inc.; and Henriette Tielemans, partner, Covington & Burling LLP. They join existing directors from Accenture, CVS Caremark Corporation, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Graduate Management Admission Council, HP, Hunton & Williams LLP, ING U.S., Indiana University CLEAR, Microsoft, Network Advertising Initiative, Royal Bank of Canada, Siemens AG, and Wiley Rein LLP.

“I am honored to welcome these distinguished privacy professionals to our board,” said IAPP Chairman Jeff Green, vice president global compliance and chief privacy officer, Royal Bank of Canada. “Their insights and experience will be instrumental as we work toward strengthening our core membership and extending privacy knowledge beyond the core profession.”

James Byrne is associate general counsel and chief privacy officer for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. He joined Lockheed Martin in 2008 after nearly 25 years of professional experience in the military and federal government, including several years as a federal narcotics prosecutor and deployed Marine infantry officer. He has also served with the Office of the U.S. Special Counsel as the Deputy Special Counsel. Preceding that assignment, he was the assistant inspector general for investigations and general counsel with the Office of Special Inspector General for the Iraq Reconstitution.

Michelle Dennedy currently serves as McAfee’s chief privacy officer where she is responsible for the development and implementation of McAfee’s data privacy policies and practices. She is the founder and editor in chief of a new advocacy and education site——which focuses on the growing crime of Child ID theft. She is a past vice president for security and privacy solutions for the Oracle Corporation and chief privacy officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Henriette (“Jetty”) Tielemans is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the firm's Global Privacy and Data Security practice. She was selected by the European Commission to join the five-member team of the commission’s expert group on privacy (GEXPD group). She advises multinationals on all aspects of EU data privacy and security, including national law requirements of most EEA member states, and regularly assists companies with international transfers of their employee and customer data including helping them certify under the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement or advising them on how to adopt binding corporate rules. 

Also effective immediately are the appointments of:

  • Jeff Green, CIPP/C, vice president global compliance and chief privacy officer, Royal Bank of Canada, to serve as Chairman
  • Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer, Microsoft, to serve as Vice Chairman
  • Lael Bellamy, CIPP/US, chief counsel and chief privacy officer, ING U.S., to serve as Secretary
  • Scott Taylor, CIPP/US, vice president and chief privacy officer, HP, to serve as Treasurer.
  • Bojana Bellamy, CIPP/E, LLM, director of data privacy, Accenture, to serve as Past Chairman.


About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world’s largest association of privacy professionals with 10,000 members across 73 countries.  The IAPP helps to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally through networking, education and certification.  More information about the IAPP is available at


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Tracey Bentley
International Association of Privacy Professionals
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