Tarun is a Senior Privacy Practitioner with a background in Data Security, Privacy and Data Protection. Formerly the Data Protection Officer for a UK high street retail business ‘Boden’, he was responsible for leading Global Privacy programme that spanned across the UK and Europe, US and Asia-Pacific. Most recently he was the Global Privacy Manager for Qantas Group that includes Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines and Qantas Loyalty.
He brings over two decades of experience working in various industries such as Retail, Telecoms, Leisure, Airlines, E-commerce and Banking across global organisations. He is a member and Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals KnowledgeNet Chapter. He has also served as Advisory Board Member for a few startups working in AI, Cyber and Privacy and has been interviewed by various UK publications including BBC radio. He regularly addresses global audience at various international conferences on these topics.
His specialisation includes working with various international Privacy regulations such as UK Data Protection Act, EU Data Protection Directive & GDPR and building Data Privacy programmes. With a strong business acumen, he has the ability to bridge the gap between technical, privacy and legal landscapes. He currently holds various certifications in Information Security and Data Privacy (ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CISM & IAPP CIPM).