NADPO Executive Committee

The NADPO Executive Committee comprises 5 portfolio positions which are elected by the membership at the annual general meeting and a non-Executive President. The current incumbents in post are listed and described below. For membership enquiries please email


Stewart Room, Price Waterhouse Cooper

Leader of PwC’s multi-disciplinary Data Protection practice in the UK, the co-leader of PwC’s global Data Protection, and Cyber Security Legal Services leader (PwC Legal).


Jonathan Baines, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Jon Baines is Data Protection Advisor for the law firm Mishcon de Reya, having previously worked in the public sector in information rights.

Jon blogs on information rights at


Richard Gardner

Richard has retired from active information governance service after a distinguished career in mostly public sector organisations.


Martin Gibson

Martin recently retired, having been a Data Protection Officer since 1992 in both the the public and private sectors.

Digital Officer

Michael Doherty

Michael served as an information governance specialist in police and health fields.

Events Officer

Merle Gering

Merle is the longest-serving member of the NADPO Executive, organising our conferences and AGMs.