Helen Woollett, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT

Global Head of Privacy, Global Compliance Services

Helen Woollett heads up the privacy team at Barclays, a UK-based financial services organisation with extensive operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.  Sitting in Compliance, Woollett is responsible for managing the privacy operating model and ensuring compliance with privacy policies and requirements across the Barclays group.  

Prior to joining Barclays, Woollett was with IBM for 13.5 years, undertaking a range of privacy roles in Europe and Asia Pacific. In her last role with IBM as the global data privacy and regulatory compliance executive for integrated technology delivery she was responsible for advising on and implementing global data privacy compliance and regulatory programs.   

Woollett is a lawyer qualified in Australia and the UK, with a master’s degree in international law from the University of London. She has over 12 years’ experience in the areas of privacy policy, strategy and compliance, including extensive experience implementing and advising on data privacy strategies, policies and practices across regions and organizations; working with government policymakers; and handling data privacy breaches.

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