Meet The Team

Emma Kitcher

Emma Kitcher (nee Cooper)

Director & Lead Consultant

BACKGROUND

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Practitioner and holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice with focus on algorithmic decision making and the impact on privacy. 

SPECIALIST AREAS

Complex, multi-agency information sharing projects, transparency/fair processing campaigns, data protection impact assessments, liaising with Information Commissioner, information risk management, HIPAA to GDPR gap analysis and compliance projects.

PERSONAL

Pragmatic, cheerful and geeky! Loves being in Brighton and being by the sea.

Hannah Calway

Disclosures and Incidents Consultant

BACKGROUND

Studied Law with Business at Brighton University. This included information and EU law, Contract, TORT and Criminal Studies. Experience in Power of Attorney.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Contracts, information rights requests, incident management and data protection impact assessments.

PERSONAL

And most importantly, Hannah is a self-identified nerd, with a home full of games consoles, comic book paraphernalia and – her absolute favourite – Harry Pottery merchandise galore!

She is a proud member of the Slytherin house.

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Jeff Pullen

Jeff Pullen

Information Security Consultant

BACKGROUND

Having spent 6 years at a Fortune 500 company, Jeff then gained invaluable experience within outsourced IT.

He then left the ‘big smoke’ to start his own IT company in beautiful Cornwall. His experience working as an employee and owning his own company spans almost every industry at every size. 

SPECIALIST AREAS

Cyber security, system administration, networking, IT support and customer service.

PERSONAL

Enthusiastic, curious and friendly. Guaranteed to disappear down the rabbit hole of research. Loves living by the sea.

Maddy Watson

Governance Consultant

BACKGROUND

Maddy studied Psychology and Criminology then proceeded to work in various administrative roles in a variety of businesses. Having been at Kafico for over a year, Maddy has gained an interest in Corporate Governance, and so moved seamlessly into the role of Governance Consultant.

SPECIALIST AREAS  

Corporate Governance, Health & Safety, Human Resources, Finance, Equality and Information Governance

PERSONAL

Eccentric and chatty, Maddy loves anything social and getting to know new people. If you can teach her something new she’ll be all ears as she loves learning! 

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Chris Hollis

Project Coordinator

BACKGROUND

Chris studied Psychology, Business and Human Resources and brings a wealth of cross sector experience to our team from sales coordination to the healthcare sphere and finance.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Processing Contracts, Due Diligence, Data Flow Maps and Lawfulness.

PERSONAL

Another self confessed nerd, Chris loves research, academic debate and punk and ska music. He loves a good documentary and is partial to a pink gin. 

Marina Polin

SAR Administrator

BACKGROUND

Marina studied Special Education and is now continuing her studies in Psychotherapy whilst supporting us here at Kafico.

Having worked previously in a nursery, she is enjoying the change of pace and the chance to enhance her knowledge in data protection.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Although her studies seem like a vastly different subject matter to the work we do, it is her aptitude to reading and processing sensitive data that makes her such an incredible asset to the team.

PERSONAL

Marina likes to enjoy all the beautiful nature in East Sussex, including walking, cycling, and swimming in the sea. She also loves to read a good book.

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Lou Pullen

SAR Administrator

BACKGROUND

Lou has a degree in Business Management and Marketing and from there grew her own successful online business from home in 2018. After having a little one, Lou decided to join Kafico on a part-time basis.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Although marketing and making things look pretty may seem worlds away from what Kafico does, it provided Lou with a keen eye for detail, and she loves getting a task through to completion.

PERSONAL

When she isn’t working, she can probably be found on the beach in Cornwall scruffling dogs, exploring the coastal path or at home watching a good documentary with a glass of red.

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Rachel Denyer

SAR Coordinator

BACKGROUND

With extensive experience in administrative roles Rachel has taken like a duck to water with the Data Protection world. Progressing quickly from Assistant to Coordinator, she is enjoying the continued development and her growing ability to apply the newfound knowledge to her daily tasks.

SPECIALIST AREAS

Rachel’s degree in International Relations along with her empathetic nature mean she is incredibly adept at processing personal records, as well as providing support to her wider KMDS team members. 

PERSONAL

Rachel loves to be out and about, whether that be in the countryside on a long walk, a swim in the sea, or in the city going for a dance and socialising with friends. She also loves a good book with a delicious coffee and a museum here and there.

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Gerald

Kafico Mascot

BACKGROUND

Gerald joined us in 2018 when he was only the size of a tin of beans and has moved with us to three different offices .

SPECIALIST AREAS

Gerald is excellent at producing new leaves regularly. 
Despite being left unattended and un-watered for 6 months in the office during COVID, he thrived.

PERSONAL

Gerald doesn’t like being near the radiator and loves listening to jungle music

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