Carol is a Senior Consultant of The Trust Bridge. Following her qualification as a Barrister in the UK, Carol was, until July 2017, Director of Information Policy and Services, The National Archives in the United Kingdom. Carol was responsible for providing leadership in information management and policy across Government and the wider public sector to improve the way information is managed and exploited. As Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Queen’s Printer of Acts of Parliament, Queen’s Printer for Scotland, and Government Printer for Northern Ireland, she managed copyright and licensing of Crown data and information and delivered a range of UK wide official publishing including UK legislation. Carol was responsible for a five-year Program delivering cyber and information assurance training across Government and the public sector for CIOs and boards under a Cabinet Office/GCHQ funded arrangement which ended in April 2016 when the National Cyber Security Centre came online.
In addition to her legal background, Carol’s areas of expertise are Open data and access to public sector information, legal regulation of Intellectual Property, Crown copyright and database rights, media and publishing, dissemination and information accessibility. She has experience in developing standards both from private and public sectors rooted in information management and executive responsibility government information management, assurance and security. Carol had a legal career background in intellectual property practice and commercial law publishing with Thomson Reuters before she joined the Cabinet Office. Carol received the inaugural Leadership Impact Award 2017 from the Whitehall and Industry Group.