Dyann Heward-Mills, Board Adviser & Board Director for Genuity Science Ireland

Ethics Expert, European Commission and CEO, HewardMills

Before founding HewardMills, Dyann was a Partner at Baker McKenzie leading the Data Protection and Cyber Security practice group in London. She advised on a range of information law matters including employee investigations, data subject requests and data breach management.

Dyann’s career includes Senior Privacy Counsel for GE Capital, providing global support and advice on privacy and data protection matters, and at Linklaters where, as the senior privacy and communications lawyer, she had global responsibility for data protection compliance. Advising on all areas of data protection law and compliance, Dyann is particularly known in the data protection arena for taking clients through the complexities and onerous process of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs).

She is a leading authority in the media, frequently giving technical advice at panel discussions, conferences and on the radio. She has published several articles and regularly appears as a guest lecturer. She has also been appointed as an ethics expert for the European Commission in research and innovation.