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Michael Whitbread

Director (Data Privacy Governance Officer) - Legal Jersey 

Michael joined JTC in 2020 as Director (Data Protection Governance Officer) – Legal to set the strategic direction and execution for privacy compliance globally. He has over 13 years’ experience post-admission as a lawyer in in his native Australia, as an employment lawyer. Recently he has focused predominantly on the dynamic and emerging field of data protection.

Having worked for Magic Circle law firms onshore and offshore, as well as blue-chip Asia-Pacific financial institutions, Michael has gained extensive experience supporting private client/HNWI, trusts, retail and commercial banking, and insurance businesses. Prior to joining JTC, Michael led data privacy compliance for a large financial institution covering its British retail banking and private client businesses offshore.

Michael is based in Jersey and is Australian-trained lawyer (New South Wales, 2007). He additionally is licensed by the State Bar of New York (2018) and is due to complete his English and Welsh admission in 2021.

In Their Spare Time

Michael is a linguistics enthusiast so can often be found with his head in a Spanish book or feverishly utilising Google Translate to communicate with his friends in Latin America. He is a committed marathon runner, having most recently completed the Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø, Norway.


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