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Current Board

  • Kate Monckton

    Kate is currently the Privacy Officer at NBN Co (National Broadband Network Company) where she is responsible for the company wide privacy programme, which includes policy, compliance, audit, training and awareness.

    Over the past ten years Kate has held a number of IT security and privacy related roles with international companies, including Microsoft and Symantec.

    Kate is originally from the UK and has a double honours degree in German and Philosophy from the University of Leeds. 

  • Veronica Scott
    Vice President

    Veronica is Special Counsel at Minter Ellison Lawyers (Melbourne) specialising in data protection and privacy, breach of confidence, defamation and copyright, online content and social media, contempt, risk and crisis management and freedom of information. Veronica is admitted to practice in both the UK and Australia and has local and international experience advising on media and privacy related legal issues. Her clients include local and international media companies such as Fairfax Media, Fairfax Digital and The Age Company Ltd, the Guardian, the Nine Network, and the ABC, as well as private companies and government.

    While working in the UK, Veronica acted for a number of high profile individuals in reputation management. She was part of the legal team that obtained the first anti-stalking injunction on behalf of Diana, Princes of Wales (which led to the introduction of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997) and which successfully defended Professor Deborah Lipstadt in defamation proceedings brought by David Irving over her book on Holocaust denial published by Penguin.

    Veronica regularly appears in court in applications for suppression (non-publication) orders and for access to court documents, in contempt proceedings, applications for injunctions for breach of confidence and to help journalists protect their sources.

    She has also appeared in the Federal Court and in VCAT to defend complaints against clients for breaches of the Privacy Act and the Information Privacy Act (Vic) and advised the ABC in relation to the breach of privacy claims brought by Jane Doe in Victoria.

    Veronica regularly contributes to the media, in trade and industry publications, legal publications and newsletters on privacy and media law issues and also runs privacy training sessions for clients and give presentations on privacy, media, social media and contempt laws and crisis and reputation management.

    Veronica is on the committee of the Melbourne Press Club and the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

    Veronica is the co-editor of the monthly Journal Privacy Unbound.

  • David Templeton

    David Templeton is a  financial services lawyer, having worked at Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and now at Latitude Financial where his focus is on retail financial services, particularly insurance and credit.

    David developed his interest in privacy and information law while working in ANZ’s  Group Regulatory Compliance team where he led ANZ’s responses to the ALRC's review of privacy regulation, and as ANZ’s Privacy Compliance Manager was responsible for ensuring that privacy was effectively integrated into ANZ’s compliance framework.  Privacy remains a high priority in his  current role.

  • Emma Hossack

    Emma practiced as a Commercial Lawyer in a National law firm for several years in finance, intellectual property and trade practices.

    After being engaged by one of her client companies as a Corporate Counsel, she then became CEO for 5 years. Emma’s interest in intellectual property, information technology and privacy led her to complete Post Graduate studies with a focus on medico/legal and privacy/ethical issues in a Masters of Law at QUT in June 2007. Since 2007 she has been the CEO of Extensia Pty Ltd and involved in a number of implementations of shared electronic health record systems across Australia. The openEhr system known as RecordPoint is used in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland. It is used to address issues in the areas of aged care, indigenous health and chronic disease. Emma’s experience as a privacy lawyer and CEO of a medical software company gives her a unique perspective on the implementation of personally controlled electronic health records.

    Emma’s other interests and positions include:

    • Board Member MSIA
    • Member of Privacy Connections
    • Member of CEO Institute
    • Member of HISA
    • Member Brisbane Institute
    • Board Advisor CIRCA

    Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Melbourne, LLM QUT 

  • Melanie Marks (nee Goldwater)
    Board Director

    Melanie is founder and privacy lead at elevenM.

    An experienced leader in privacy management, Melanie has established and run privacy governance programs for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and the National eHealth Transition Authority (now the Australian Digital Health Agency). She is a Board Director of iappANZ, an Advisory Board member of Information Governance ANZ and an Expert Advisor to LexisNexis on privacy and data protection.  Her career spans 15 years in privacy compliance, risk management and strategy and related legal fields.

    elevenM is a specialised privacy and cyber security consultancy, working with leading brands to build privacy capability and manage risk.  

    For more information about Melanie see LinkedIn .  

  • Olga Ganopolsky
    Board Director

    Olga Ganopolsky is the General Counsel – Privacy and Data at Macquarie Group Limited. 

    Macquarie Group is a global financial services provider. It acts primarily as an investment intermediary for institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world. Macquarie, headquartered in Sydney, has more than 70 office locations across 28 countries.  As Macquarie’s General Counsel – Privacy and Data, Olga is responsible for ‘all things data and privacy’ in the Group.  This has involved setting up a global framework and an operating model for the privacy function, establishing a privacy impact assessment process and leading the Group’s commitment to ‘Privacy by Design’.    Olga is a member of a number of senior internal committees dealing with data and security and chairs the Group’s Privacy Working Group.  This includes preparing the Group for readiness with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other important regulatory changes.     

    Olga is a seasoned privacy and regulatory lawyer and has had extensive experience in most things data and privacy, ranging from building privacy facing compliance frameworks and functions, defending class actions and other litigation, conducting privacy audits and advising on complex data structures and commercial arrangements where data is a vital and asset.  In the last few years, much of Olga’s work has involved the privacy law reform process, culminating in the far reaching changes to the Privacy regime in Australia that took effect in March 2014 and the implementation of those reforms in a variety of commercial settings.

    Prior to joining Macquarie in 2014, Olga was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Veda Group Limited. Veda is the operator of Australia’s largest and oldest consumer credit reporting business, a commercial credit reporting business and a number of other data driven business in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia and the Middle East.  Prior to joining the Veda Group in 2006, Olga was in private practice, specialising in employment law, litigation and privacy and data related issues.  

    Olga is the Chair of the Privacy Committee of the Law Council of Australia and a member of the Dispute Resolution Specialist Accreditation Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales. She is also Australia’s representative on the SWIFT data protection working party.

  • Jacqueline Peace
    Board Director

    Senior Manager Privacy & Data Protection, Chief Privacy Officer


    Jacqueline leads the global privacy function for Air New Zealand and is based in Auckland. She has advised on privacy and data protection matters and implemented global privacy programmes for over ten years. Previous roles have included Head of Information Governance, GE Capital (covering the EMEA region) and independent privacy advisor for BP Ltd and Standard Chartered Bank, all based in in London. When she returned to New Zealand in 2014 she provided independent consulting services covering biometric and immigration related privacy matters and conducted high risk privacy impact assessments for government agencies.


    With a background in management and systems implementation consulting for a global consultancy, Jacqueline has moved comfortably from systems implementation into identifying and addressing the impacts of privacy within digital environments. She has an understanding of the technical, legal and social complexities that arise when keeping stakeholders focussed on the customer - the person at the core of the personal information being handled. She works closely with senior leaders to ensure the value of privacy is realised when emerging initiatives are being considered. Her role at Air New Zealand allows her to focus on a customer centric view of personal information and takes advantage of her knowledge and experience of the complexities of running a global privacy programme. She serves on several Advisory Committees for iappANZ, in addition to her Board Director role, including iappANZ NZ Events Advisory Committee and the iappANZ Certification Advisory Committee. She has been a global member of IAPP since 2010.

  • Carolyn Lidgerwood
    Board Director

    Carolyn Lidgerwood is Rio Tinto’s head of privacy, based in Bundoora, Melbourne. Carolyn manages Rio Tinto’s global privacy and data protection (data privacy) compliance program and advises on data privacy issues across Rio Tinto’s global operations (which include more than 50,000 staff working across six continents).

    Carolyn has worked as a lawyer since the early 1990s, specialising in privacy and broadcasting law and in developing and implementing compliance programs.

    Prior to joining Rio Tinto in 2011, Carolyn worked in both the private and public sectors, including as General Counsel & Company Secretary for Southern Cross Media in Melbourne and as Special Counsel at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers in Sydney. In private legal practice, Carolyn advised privacy clients across many different industries and was also a founding member of the Law Council of Australia's Privacy Law Working Party (now the Privacy Law Committee).

    Carolyn sits on iappANZ’s Journal Advisory Committee and also is co-chair of the iapp’s ANZ certification advisory board.

    Carolyn has honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne.

  • Christopher Rogers
    Board Director

    Working as Senior Global Legal Counsel in Ernst & Young’s (EY) Global Data Protection team, Chris has 17 years of experience in privacy and data protection compliance both within Australia and globally. Chris authored EY’s Global Personal Data Privacy Policy and “Protecting Your Data” client-facing brochure and has been extensively involved in building and managing EY’s global privacy framework, including EY’s EU-approved Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) Application.  Chris currently leads a team of privacy professionals managing EY’s global Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process with respect to EY’s global processes, systems and applications which process personal data and confidential client engagement information.

    Chris is also the Asia-Pacific Privacy Leader for EY and in this role he leads a network of Local and Regional Privacy Officers within the Area, so that compliance is maintained with both local data privacy laws and regulations as well as EY’s Global Personal Data Privacy Policy. 

    Chris has been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW for 25 years and has gained broad experience across a number of other practice areas of law, including litigation and dispute resolution, commercial law, risk management, practice protection, insolvency, intellectual property, information technology, due diligence, initial public offerings and capital raisings.

    Chris holds a membership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in the United States and regularly attends the Global Privacy Summit in Washington. With a global practice focused on compliance with strict European privacy laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Chris has obtained certification from IAPP as Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP-E) in January 2016 as well as Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) in January 2017.

    Chris is the co-chair of the iappANZ events advisory committee.

  • Marta Ganko
    Board Director

    Marta leads Deloitte's National Privacy and Data Protection risk practice in Australia. Marta has a unique combination of skills including business analysis, technology delivery, as well as privacy regulatory knowledge. She has a passion for educating both consumers and organisations regarding privacy risks and provides a customer-centric view to privacy.

    In her career, she has served clients across the Financial Services, Telecommunications and the Non for Profit sectors.

    Marta leads a number of privacy initiatives including Deloitte Australian Privacy Index that has received national media attention.

  • Katherine Sainty
    Board Director

    Sainty Law

  • Richard Kilpatrick
    Board Director

    Security & Privacy Consultant