February 20, 2013

International Association of Privacy Professionals Announces the 2013 Executive Committee

Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer, Microsoft Corporation, to serve as Chairman

Portsmouth, NH – February 20, 2013 – Today the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) announced new roles within the executive committee along with the selection of three new directors to its board.  The executive committee changes include the appointment of Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer, Microsoft Corporation, to serve as Chairman. The 2013 IAPP Executive Committee includes:

  • J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, president and CEO, IAPP
  • Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer, Microsoft Corporation, to serve as Chairman
  • Scott Taylor, CIPP/US, vice president and chief privacy officer, Hewlett-Packard Company, to serve as Vice Chairman
  • Henriette Tielemans, partner, Covington & Burling LLP, to serve as Secretary
  • James M. Byrne, CIPP/G, CIPP/IT, CIPP/US, chief privacy officer and associate general counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation, to serve as Treasurer
  • Jeff Green, CIPP/C, vice president of compliance, RBC Royal Bank, to serve as Past Chairman

“I am honored to step into the role of Chairman this year and welcome our latest privacy professionals to the board,” said IAPP Chairman Brendon Lynch, chief privacy officer, Microsoft Corporation. “The experience and commitment they bring will be vital as we continue to actively support and promote the evolving privacy profession worldwide.”

Board of Directors

The IAPP also announced three new Board of Directors members:

  • Keith Enright currently serves as senior privacy counsel at Google. Prior to joining Google in March 2011, Enright served as chief privacy officer and vice president for Macy’s, Inc., and as chief privacy officer and director, enterprise information policy, for Limited Brands, Inc. His experience also includes time as a senior consultant and privacy technology lead at the IBM Business Consulting Services Public Sector Security, Privacy and Wireless Practice, and general counsel and vice president of if ISP relations at Adknowledge, Inc.
  • Gabriela Krader is the corporate data protection officer for Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) where she is responsible for group-wide policies and strategies in the area of data protection and privacy, and coordinates with offices located in 220 countries representing approximately 470,000 employees. As formally appointed data protection officer, Krader represents most German-based group companies under the German Federal Data Protection Act.
  • Hilary Wandall is chief privacy officer and attorney for Merck & Co., Inc. In this role she leads the privacy office, which oversees Merck’s global privacy program, as well as manages worldwide privacy and data protection issues related to biomedical research, pharmaceutical operations and marketing, human resources, data governance and electronic communications. Wandall also advises on corporate governance, securities, corporate communications, compliance, transactional, corporate responsibility and other corporate legal matters for Merck. Previously, she served as an assistant privacy officer in the Merck privacy office, and worked as Internet marketing initiatives and Internet privacy as a promotion manager.

The directors join leaders from Covington & Burling LLP, Crosley Law Offices, CVS Caremark Corporation, LLC, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Graduate Management Admission Council, HP, Hunton & Williams LLP, ING U.S., Lockheed Martin Corporation, McAfee, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Network Advertising Initiative, RBC Royal Bank and Siemens AG. The full list can be found here.

About the IAPP

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification. More information about the IAPP is available at


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Tara Mulcahy
Edelman on behalf of International Association of Privacy Professionals