ICO appoints deputy chief executive and deputy commissioner
Two senior appointments complete refreshed management team
Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the appointments would help strengthen the ICO's team - Photo credit: DCMS
The Information Commissioner’s Office has appointed a new deputy chief executive officer and deputy commissioner for operations.
The new deputy chief executive is Paul Arnold, who has worked at the ICO since 1998 - most recently overseeing customer services, IT and information governance - and has taken up the role already.
Meanwhile, James Dipple-Johnstone is to become deputy commissioner for operations, a position that he will take over from incumbent Simon Entwistle from June 2017.
Dipple-Johnstone is currently director of investigation and supervision at the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
He has previously worked at the Independent Police Complaints Commission - where he was a lead commissioner on the Hillsborough Investigation - and the Office of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.
The appointments give the ICO’s management board a completely new membership to that which it had last year, with the pair joining the information commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who took up the reins in July 2016, and the recently-appointed Rob Luke, who began his role as deputy commissioner for policy at the end of January.
In a statement, Denham praised Arnold’s commitment to the ICO and said that Dipple-Johnstone’s knowledge of the public sector would be a great asset to the team.
“These key appointments will strengthen the ICO’s ability to meet the many and varied challenges we will face in the months and years to come,” she said.
Denham has said previously that she wants the ICO to expand its tech team, including by appointing a chief technology adviser, and to work to improve data confidence in the UK, as well as increase citizens’ trust of organisations’ use of personal data.
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