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Mike Flahive

Mike is Simply Privacy's founder and Wellington Director. He is a senior privacy professional with more than 10 years experience in privacy practice. Mike was Assistant Privacy Commissioner from 2006 until 2014. He developed and managed the Privacy Commissioner's investigations and compliance functions and built a strong and trusted reputation within the public and private sectors. In addition to being Simply Privacy's Wellington Director, Mike is currently Chief Privacy Officer for NZ Police, leading a nationwide programme of significant privacy change for the organisation. Mike holds an LLB (Hons) and has worked in a private law practice and as in-house counsel for local government. He brings significant knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector and in civil and criminal enforcement.

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027 293 0365

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Daimhin Warner

Daimhin is one of Simply Privacy’s Auckland Directors, and NZ Country Leader for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He’s a privacy professional with 15 years' privacy and related experience in both the public and private sector. Daimhin 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. Daimhin then moved to Sovereign Assurance, where he created and headed a Privacy Team and progamme, before co-founding Simply Privacy in 2015. Daimhin holds an LLB from Edinburgh University, an LLM (Hons) in Public Law from the University of Auckland, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E). Daimhin is also Co-Chair of IAPP’s ANZ Certification Advisory Board.     

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021 540 994

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Emma Pond

Emma is one of Simply Privacy’s Auckland Directors. She is a senior privacy professional with 20 years privacy and related experience. Following a number of in-house legal roles, Emma managed the Privacy Commissioner’s Auckland Investigations Team until 2012. Emma then moved into the private sector, becoming Senior Legal Counsel (Privacy) for Southern Cross Health Society. Emma holds a BA/LLB (Hons), is a LEADR trained mediator and has been a convener of the Auckland Privacy Officers’ Roundtable and Co-Chair of iappANZ’s NZ Events Committee.

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021 806 246

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Kathy Longson

Kathy is Simply Privacy's Wellington Consultant. She has previously worked at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, as an Investigating Officer, and held roles at Archives New Zealand, including as a Senior Advisor in the Digital Sustainability Programme. Kathy has expertise in both the privacy and wider information management arenas, with a particular focus on privacy and digital information management issues, and familiarity with large and small scale IT development projects, change management processes and business analysis. Kathy holds an LLB and BA from Victoria University of Wellington.

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Jean McGeorge

Jean is Simply Privacy’s Auckland Consultant. Jean worked with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, as an Investigating Officer, for four years. Before this, Jean worked in print and online journalism, and in corporate communications. Jean combines an extensive knowledge of privacy issues with an accessible, plain-English approach to providing advice to your business. She has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.  

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