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IAPP BEEFS UP ANZ PRESENCE AS DEMAND FOR PRIVACY EXPERTISE SOARS

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), billed as the most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, is set to launch an office in Sydney to support its membership and the global growth of the privacy profession.

The Association said that after 10 years working with the volunteer-run iappANZ, the IAPP and iappANZ officially consolidated in December of 2018.”  Following the consolidation, the IAPP has brought on Country Leaders in both Australia and New Zealand. Stephen Bolinger will lead Australia and Daimhin Warner will helm leadership in New Zealand. Jim Campbell, IAPP’s former Enterprise Alliance Consultant, has been promoted to Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand and will be opening the office in mid-2019.

“IAPP and iappANZ joining forces results in a larger need to support the privacy professionals in Australia, New Zealand and the broader APAC region, having a presence on the ground is pertinent to strengthen and increase our reach,” said IAPP President and CEO, J. Trevor Hughes. “We are there to serve as a resource in-person, but this is a step to help grow and support the privacy profession on a global level”.

Stephen Bolinger, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPM, FIP, is bringing a wide-range of experience to his new role as Australia Country Leader. Bolinger currently serves as the Chief Privacy Officer of Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, based in Sydney, Australia. Bolinger’s technology career spans three continents over more than two decades, with the last twelve years devoted to privacy and data protection matters. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. states of California and Washington (inactive) and holds an LLM in Computer and Communications Law from Queen Mary University of London.

Daimhin Warner, New Zealand Country leader, is currently the Director of Simply Privacy, a consultancy providing privacy advice, strategy and training to business and government. He’s a privacy professional with 15 years’ privacy and related experience in both the public and private sector. Warner worked with the Office of the NZ Privacy Commissioner for 7 years, between 2007 and 2014, most recently managing the Commissioner’s Auckland Investigations Team. Warner then moved to Sovereign Assurance, as their Privacy Officer where he provided operational and strategic privacy advice to all parts of the business and developed and executed a privacy strategy and program.

In his role as Regional Manager, Jim Campbell is responsible for supporting the Country Leadership of Stephen and Daimhin, supporting ANZ membership, strengthening the privacy profession within ANZ, and helping to support and develop the ANZ Summit and KnowledgeNet events.

As Enterprise Alliance Consultant, he was primarily responsible for assisting organizations to utilize IAPP resources for staff development and marketing. Campbell has experience working with clients on their strategic needs; developing and implementing training programs, at both the group and enterprise level; and creating business opportunities to leverage IAPP events, advertising, and publications.

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