Simon is a fully qualified Data Protection Practitioner, having been awarded the BCS Certificate in Data Protection.He has also undergone further training in specialist areas including data protection impact assessments, data protection audits, subject access requests and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and has a BSc (Hons) Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Risk, Disaster and Crisis Management.
Simon retired from Surrey Police as the Head of the Professional Standards Department in 2012. The majority of his police service was in the investigation of serious and major crime.As the Head of the Professional Standards Department, he was responsible for investigation of criminal and misconduct allegations against police officers and staff, developing intelligence, overseeing public complaints in accordance with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Additional responsibilities included the management of the Data Protection Unit and ensuring that Surrey Police were compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998. Having retired from the Police Service, Simon is now a Director of South Coast Data Protection Consultants Ltd.
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