Valerie is engaged as COO of BH Consulting, a niche cyber and privacy consulting firm in Ireland, Valerie is also their key subject matter expert in European data protection and privacy frameworks. A believer in lifelong learning, Valerie is also currently in the final year of her Ph.D. research in organizational privacy protection approaches.
Prior to her role with BH Consulting Ireland, Valerie spent almost 15 years as Chief Information Security Officer with KBC Bank. CISSP qualified since 2001, Valerie also holds a BSc in Information Systems from Trinity College, together with a Masters in Leadership from UCC. Valerie has also lectured in several national academic institutions including Dublin City University and is a regular speaker at international conferences such as COSAC, ICIS, ISACA to name but a few.