About Us

You're busy, us too. In fact we’ve been busy finding solutions to your compliance problems for two decades.

Solutions like helping your staff put complex information law and privacy requirements into context, protecting against personal data loss and corporate reputation damage, and building a trusted and successful business. We like to call this ‘Compliance as a Service’ or CaaS™. CaaS can greatly reduce the financial burden of compliance, by bringing you cost effective training, access to compliance technology, consultancy and expert data protection and compliance staff.

Some of the country’s leading professional bodies and training organisations have chosen iCompli as their compliance partner including the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Econsultancy, the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants,  the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, to name a few.  Take a look at our client list

Here's our team:

Duncan Smith, MSc., MNADPO, CIPP/E - Head of iCompli

Founded and led by Duncan Smith, iCompli continues to be the trusted source of expertise on data protection and related compliance issues, and how these relate to future technologies. Duncan is an accomplished consultant, with over 20 years experience and can provide guidance on privacy and data protection, financial services compliance, marketing law and future business technologies. His approach is to find ways to optimise sales and business wins with effective governance and compliance; a pragmatic and business oriented perspective in an ever evolving climate of regulation.

duncan-smith-icompli Duncan is an excellent and engaging presenter, who can distill complex information into understandable and relevant content.  His experience extends to keynote speaking at meetings, conferences and other fora, both face to face and online. He has lectured for the Masters programs at the Kent and Manchester Business Schools, has engaged in government and industry consultations and remains at the forefront of data protection issues in the UK and abroad. 

Simon Howarth, MSc, MBCS, CITP, CIPP/E - Data Protection Specialist

simon-howarth-icompli A highly skilled and effective information privacy consultant, Simon has been involved in providing data protection advice and guidance for over eighteen years. With a Master of Science in Health Information Governance, Chartered membership of the British Computer Society and membership of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Simon takes his work very seriously delivering high value, quality guidance that enables business to get the best from their data protection obligations. Simon is also a skilled data protection officer with experience in companies with international offices.

A regular speaker at events, his engaging style ensures that a subject considered quite dry is both relevant and entertaining. With an in-depth knowledge of UK data protection legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Simon is keen to educate business and dispel the myths that cloud this important area.


Suzanne Pleydell, MSc - Commercial Director

suzanne-pleydell-icompli  With over 20 years in corporate training and education, and risk management, Suzanne strengthens iCompli's training portfolio. Specialised in Train the Trainer programs, Suzanne ensures trainers develop into effective and confident communicators of technical information in a fun and engaging way. Her training ensures staff can create and deliver effective, relevant and concise presentations as much for meetings as staff training sessions. Suzanne also leads on new business development for iCompli.

Caroline Joy Watson - Solutions Architect

caroline-joy-watson Caroline is an experience Data Privacy consultant, who provides actionable insights for her clients and helps them achieve compliance with privacy regulations.  She has experience in creating business focused solutions for organisations who need to meet the requirements of GDPR and comply with Data Protection Act 2018, PECR, as well as the forthcoming ePrivacy regulations.  She provides tactical implementation of information governance structures, based on compliance gap analysis and risk.  In addition, her background as qualified marketer, IDM Dip DigM practitioner, with a background in IT consultancy and data management, gives her an understanding of her clients' business goals, which enables her to pragmatically manage business change to achieve and maintain compliance.

Laura Paterson - Data Compliance Specialist

laura-paterson-data-compliance-specialist With a background in data management, data compliance and direct marketing, Laura has over 15 years experience in industry.  She specialises in finding, nurturing and renewing customers through recurring payment initiatives and customer enegement programs, recognising that the customer is at the heart of any business.  She can help build data strategies to better understand the data flow within a company,  optimise data development and utilisation and improve customer journeys, using a mix of marketing, governance and compliance for future success. Through a direct marketing framework, she can support companies to understand their data, their customers and the touchpoints that can be used to build loyalty and enhance ROIs.

We're expanding - want to join the team?

We're looking for high calibre, privacy and data security professionals.  If you're interested, please contact suzanne@icompli.co.uk