Ashantel Lachhani


The Hyde Group

Director of Information Governance and Data Protection

Ashantel Lachhani is the Head of Information Governance and Data Protection for the Hyde Group (UK) with over 8 years’ experience in the field of data privacy. She has extensive knowledge in data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive in the healthcare sector and direct marketing arena.

Ashantel has contributed to various senior leadership roles in information governance and security, providing advice on relevant statutory and compliance issues including the UK's National Health Service (NHS) and Diabetes UK where she implemented the General Data Protection Regulation programme for the organisation’s readiness for the legislation changes in May 2018, across all sites including England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

She is also the co-chair of the NHS London Strategic Information Governance Network for public and not-for-profit healthcare organisations, and between 2017 - 2019 a Council Member of the Open Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Ashantel completed her educational training as a solicitor at London, Holborn BBP Law School and has a LLB (Hons) law degree from University of Essex. She holds the CIPP/EU and CIPM certifications, and in March 2020 she was awarded IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy.

Contributions by Ashantel Lachhani

Privacy Speaker at Data Protection World Forum | Future-Proofing Data Privacy: Creating a Global Program in an Evolving Landscape July 2020

Privacy Speaker at American Bar Association | International Law Section: COVID-19 and International Privacy and Cybersecurity Concerns June 2020


Contributions by Ashantel Lachhani

  • Member of Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board 2021 - 2022