Awdurdod annibynnol y Deyrnas Unedig a sefydlwyd i gynnal hawliau gwybodaeth er budd y cyhoedd, annog cyrff cyhoeddus i fod yn agored a hybu preifatrwydd data i unigolion.

The Management Board's primary purpose is to assist the Information Commissioner to discharge her statutory responsibilities on a long-term, strategic basis. Its areas of responsibility focus on the effective functioning of the office in a manner consistent with the statutory requirements and the high standards expected from a public body.

Elizabeth Denham

Elizabeth Denham CBE was appointed UK Information Commissioner on 15 July 2016, having previously held the position of Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada.

You can find out more about Elizabeth Denham on the Information Commissioner page.

Paul Arnold Paul Arnold, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer (Corporate Strategy and Planning Service), is responsible for the ICO's corporate strategy and planning services. He leads services responsible for People and Financial Resources, Digital/IT, SME Services, Corporate Affairs and Governance as well as internal policy and records management and Commercial Legal Services. Paul is also the ICO's Senior Information Risk Owner and leads on the ICO's strategic transformational change programmes.

James Dipple-Johnstone

James Dipple-Johnstone, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Regulatory Officer, joined the ICO’s office in 2017 from the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), where he had been Director of Investigation and Supervision leading their teams assessing and investigating reports of professional misconduct, money laundering, cybercrime and fraud involving solicitors and law firms. James’s background is in regulatory investigation, appeals and complaints handling.

He has held posts as Commissioner for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Director of Investigation for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and in NHS regulators.

Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Executive Director - Regulatory Strategy Service), took up his role in June 2017 and has worked at the ICO since 2007. He is responsible for leading the work of the Policy Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research, international activity and technology policy.

His previous ICO roles have included Head of International Strategy and Intelligence, Head of Policy Delivery and Assistant Commissioner for FOI policy. Before joining the ICO Steve was a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at Liverpool John Moores University.

Simon McDougall, Deputy Commissioner - Regulatory Innovation and Technology took up his position in October 2018. He is responsible for leading the work of the Technology Policy and Innovation Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity.  His work includes helping the ICO identify, understand and address emerging technologies with privacy implications, supporting the ICO’s innovation agenda, and making the ICO itself more ‘tech savvy’.

Prior to this appointment, Simon led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the UK.

Non-Executive Directors

Nicola Wood

Nicola Wood is the Senior Independent Director at the ICO. She has a decade’s experience at board level and is a former solicitor and ombudsman. She has worked with different groups of vulnerable consumers and takes a particular interest in issues affecting children.

Ailsa Beaton

Ailsa Beaton OBE was a Management Board member at the Metropolitan Police Service, Chief Information Officer at ICL plc and a Senior Partner at PA Consulting Group. She started her career as an accountant before moving into information technology with General Electric (USA).

She now has a portfolio of non-executive roles as well as undertaking interim management and consultancy work. These include being a non-executive director of ACL-UK Ltd, being a governor of the Legal Education Foundation and sitting on the Advisory Board for Information Management and Information Systems of Leeds University Business School.

David Cooke David Cooke was, until March 2016, the Director (CEO) of the independent British Board of Film Classification, a post he held for nearly 12 years. Before that, David was a Civil Service Director working on such diverse topics as asylum, the Northern Ireland peace process, criminal justice and constitutional reform. David is also currently a Visiting Professor in the English Faculty at University College, London.

Jane McCall

Jane McCall is Chair of the Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, and is an External Commissioner on the House of Commons Commission. Previously Jane was (until May 2016) Deputy Chief Executive at Trafford Housing Trust, a housing business with a social purpose based in Greater Manchester. She has worked in the social housing sector for over 25 years and has been in senior management for the last 15 years. Her previous posts include Managing Director of two business subsidiaries within the Regenda Group, and Divisional Technical Director for the Places for People Group.

Peter Hustinx was the first European Data Protection Supervisor from January 2004 until December 2014. From 1991 until 2004, he was president of the Dutch Data Protection Authority, and from 1996 until 2000, he was also chairman of the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. He has been closely involved in the development of data protection law from the start, both at national and various international levels. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. In July 2015 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his work in the field of information privacy and data protection. Early 2015 he was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Since December 2017 he has also been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) in Washington DC.