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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 Marks is an experienced leader in privacy management who 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. Melanie is a thought leader on the importance of trust as a brand differentiator.

    Marks Consulting specialises in privacy compliance, policy and strategy.

    For more information about Melanie see LinkedIn

  • Olga Ganopolsky
    Board Director

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

    Until June 2014 Olga was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of the Veda Group. 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 and New Zealand. Veda also owns or operates a number of joint ventures in the Middle East and in parts of Asia. In December 2013, the Veda Group was listed on the ASX.

    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 valuable 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 Act 1988 that took effect in March this year and the implementation of those reforms in a commercial setting.

    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. 

  • Carolyn Lidgerwood
    Board Director

    Carolyn Lidgerwood is Rio Tinto’s global privacy counsel, based in 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 60,000 staff working across six continents).

    Carolyn has more than 20 years’ experience as a regulatory lawyer, 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 has honours degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Melbourne.

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

  • Christopher Rogers
    Board Director

    Christopher Rogers
    Senior Global Legal Counsel    
    Ernst & Young Global Limited

  • Marta Ganko
    Board Director

    Client Manager    
    Deloitte Risk Advisory Pty Ltd

  • Katherine Sainty
    Board Director

    Sainty Law

  • Jacqueline Peace
    Board Director

    Senior Manager Data Protection    
    Air New Zealand

  • Richard Kilpatrick
    Board Director

    Security & Privacy Consultant