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Alison Pritchard

Alison Pritchard

Director for EU Exit
Government Digital Service

Alison Pritchard began her Civil Service career in 1987 working on overseas Defence Policy and has enjoyed a varied and interesting range of roles, including leading the independent review of royal family and ministerial air travel and spending five years in Saudi Arabia with a UK defence programme. She has worked across a broad range of Departments including the Ministry of Defence, Treasury, Cabinet Office, Home Office and more recently the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where she had responsibility for Gambling and the National Lottery and was Director of the Government Equalities Office until April 2016. Alison also has experience outside Government as Head of Operations for an IT engineering business and on secondment to the third sector as Director of Programmes for a multi-faith research body supporting counter-radicalisation. Alison Pritchard was appointed as the Director of Transformational Change at the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs from April 2016.

  • How is data regulation changing the way organisations operate?
  • How can increasingly divergent and potentially conflicting rules and regulatory systems be navigated?
  • How can the need for data privacy and digital transformation be balanced?
  • How can organisations bring data protection & ePrivacy to the forefront of the workplace?
  • As the volume and value of personal data held by organisations continues to grow, how can organisations manage issues of trust and transparency?
  • Considering leadership, culture and skills challenges in meeting data protection capabilities and needs
  • Privacy after Brexit: What are the risks of increasingly strict data localisation requirements?