Ashleigh van Kerckhoven, CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, FIP

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Dimension Data

Group Privacy Officer

Ashleigh van Kerckhoven is the Technical Privacy Lead in KPMG South Africa’s Information Protection and Business Resilience team. Ashleigh has information technology risk consulting experience in a range of industries, including: financial services, telecommunications, consumer goods, and technology. Ashleigh is highly skilled in the areas of information privacy, information governance, information risk, and information technology compliance; drawing on her background in both information technology and law in advising her clients. Ashleigh has assessed a number of clients in assessing their privacy programmes in respect of maturity, compliance, and risk and has assisted in the development of mitigation solutions for her clients, where needed. Although, her specialist field is in information privacy, Ashleigh has a broad range of experience in information security, including: cyber security, information security governance, and technical security testing. She was also involved in performing the first Webtrust accreditation for a Public Key Infrastructure in Africa.

Ashleigh has spoken on the topic of data protection and privacy at a number of conferences throughout South Africa, where she provides insight and presents practical perspectives on how organisations can approach issues in respect of information protection and privacy.

Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Information Systems, Law, and Psychology and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law from the University of the Witswatersrand. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) through the IAPP.