In her nearly 20 years in the privacy profession, Nicole has held leading policy and advisory roles in privacy regulatory, public sector and professional services (surety) environments. She notably provided comprehensive drafting instructions on the structure, content and policy imperatives for Queensland’s first privacy law, the Information Privacy Act 2009.
This law replaced the State’s previous administrative privacy regime which, from 2005-2007, Nicole had responsibility for implementing at a whole-of-government level. She began her career in Canada, with roles in privacy, freedom of information and information policy.
Nicole is a leading Australian member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and hosts the IAPP’s KnowledgeNet Chapter for Queensland (Brisbane/ Gold Coast). Prior to its incorporation into the larger IAPP in 2019, Nicole was also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ANZ Chapter (iappANZ) where she sat for three consecutive terms on the Board.
Nicole additionally volunteers her time to the:
- International peer-review panel for the Secure Controls Framework (SCF) – a US-based privacy- and security-by-design framework created by industry experts and offered under creative commons; and,
- Advisory Board for the Joe Alhadeff Digital Policy Centre (currently being constructed on Prince Edward Island, Canada), which is focused on issues of digital policy affecting children and young people, such as cyber-bullying, image based abuse and child exploitation.