Governance

Privacy International’s governing body is the Board of Trustees. The primary responsibility of the Board is to provide strategic leadership by formulating and reviewing Privacy International's strategic aims in consultation with staff, setting overall policy, regularly evaluating the charity's performance, and ensuring compliance with UK law. The board meets up to four times a year.

New Trustees are recruited through an open application process. Appointments are made not only on the basis of individual merit, but also taking into consideration the existing expertise and experience of the Trustees, as well as PI's equal opportunities policy.

 

PI is a registered UK charity (no. 1147471), registered with Companies House of England and Wales (no. 04354366), and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Our registered offices are 62 Britton Street, London, EC1M 5UY, Great Britain.

Trustee
Antonio is a lawyer who specialises in international employment and employee benefits law, including HR privacy matters. Antonio is a senior associate at Covington & Burling, where he regularly provides multinational clients with advice on the application of both UK and international employment and
Trustee
Ben Wizner is an expert on civil liberties with a focus on national security and tech. He is currently the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. For more than 15 years, Ben has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security
Trustee
David is a technologist with over 20 years’ senior experience in the public and private sectors, including six years building a digital consulting business. He is professionally qualified in IT and Finance, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. David has considerable expertise as a charity
Chair
Eve is an international legal expert on media law and regulation for interstate bodies such as the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the OSCE. She is the author of the UNESCO/Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Guidelines for Broadcasting Regulation. In addition, she has had a long career as a
Trustee
Holly has over 20 years of experience promoting election integrity and democratic reform worldwide. She has served previously as Director of the Election Observation Democracy Support project, which develops methodology for EU election observation missions, and has also worked for the Organisation
Trustee and Treasurer
Natalie brings expertise as an NGO finance strategy and financial management specialist. She is currently Finance and Resources Director at Consumers International. At CI she is responsible for planning, directing and controlling finance, fundraising, corporate, legal and IT functions. Natalie is a
Trustee
Peter has worked in the human rights sector for more than twenty years, focused on the empowerment of civil society and promotion of freedom of expression as key themes. He co-founded and led the Media Legal Defence Initiative, an award-winning NGO that works globally to provide legal defence to
Trustee
Steve Tibbett is a consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working within and with civil society organisations on strategy and social change.
Trustee
Sue is a long-time advocate for a free and open internet. She is the former Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation and previously ran the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's website and online news outlets. Sue has been named a Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum at Davos, was
Trustee and Chair Emeritus
Anna was a long-time trustee of Privacy International, up until her term ended in September 2017. In recognition of her substantial contribution to PI, the Board of Trustees designated her as Chair Emeritus. She has been a consumer and privacy advocate for many years, after having trained as a
Trustee Emeritus
Barry was a long-time trustee of Privacy International, up until his term ended in September 2017. In recognition of his substantial contribution to PI, the Board of Trustees designated him as Trustee Emeritus. Barry was the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Technology and