Suzanne Rodway

Group Head of Privacy

In her role at Natwest, Suzanne is responsible for the oversight of the organisation's compliance with data privacy, bank secrecy and freedom of information laws, worldwide.

She trained with global law firm Linklaters, where after completing a number of years in the Technology, Media and Telecoms practice, moved to an in-house to advise the firm on its own privacy and information risk management issues.

With the experience gained in this role - Suzanne then undertook a secondment to Barclays as their interim head of data protection. She joined Barclays permanently in December 2006 as their Privacy Director within the Legal & Compliance team. For the last 2 years of her role at Barclays she was also Chair of the British Banker's Association Data Protection Advisory Panel. Most recently, Suzanne was the Chief Privacy Officer at NBC Universal.

She represents Privacy on the Executive Committee of the recently formed Women's Security Society, which aims to encourage the advancement of women working in today's security world through the exchange of information and creation of collaborative relationships.

In 2009 - under Suzanne's leadership - Barclays were awarded a Privacy Innovation award by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.