Ann Jones is the Data Protection Officer for the Heriot-Watt University Group, comprising the University and its subsidiary companies. With an established reputation for teaching and research informed by the needs of business and industry, the University has around 30,000 students studying on five campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, by distance learning or with learning partners in 40 countries worldwide.
She heads an information governance team leading on data protection, freedom of information (FOI), records management and information security policies, standards and procedures.
Starting her professional career with a master’s degree in Archive Administration, Ann has extensive experience of experience of lifecycle information management and led the University’s implementation of FOI and GDPR. A Certified Information Privacy Professional, Europe (CIPP/E), she is an active member of relevant professional bodies and networks.