Speaker Spotlight: Richard Merrygold

Director of Group Data Protection at Homeserve, Richard Merrygold is one of our featured speakers on the live debate panel at GDPR Summit: London.

This unmissable GDPR conference comes to 155 Bishopsgate on Monday 23rd April to shed light on the intricacies of forthcoming data security legislation coming out of Europe and its implications for organisations in Britain.

With extensive experience as a data protection practitioner, Richard has spent almost a decade improving data integrity across numerous industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology and financial services.

Applying his expertise at ground level and building up, Richard is well versed in assessing and implementing improvements at operational level so that more robust data protection policy becomes baked in throughout organisational frameworks.

Driving compliance and legal issues, he prides himself on constructing sustainable privacy policies that lead to innovative solutions for a multitude of privacy-related challenges.

Richard currently undertakes responsibility for privacy compliance across UK and European businesses, and takes care of operations in Britain, France, Italy and Spain, with core focus falling upon developing and implementing a group-wide privacy framework to accommodate the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.

Attendees of the GDPR Summit: London will hear Richard’s views as part of an expert panel in our GDPR Roadmap theatre. Central to the debate will be steps that companies need to take on their journey to data privacy compliance and how to prepare for life after May 25th, when the new wave of data protection laws kick in.

Strengthen your footing on the journey to GDPR compliance

GDPR Summit London comes to 155 Bishopsgate on Monday, April 23rd. Supported by the University of Reading’s Henley Business School, GDPR Summit London will see industry leaders unpack the GPDR across three keynote theatres: GDPR Roadmap, Roadmap for Sales and Marketing, and GDPR HR Briefing.

Delegates can expect a day full of insight, actionable insight and live debate on all the key issues of the forthcoming Regulation, so that the right steps are taken to safeguard data protection practices.

To book your ticket, or to see the agenda in full, click here.


The inaugural Data Protection World Forum (DPWF) was held on November 20th & 21st 2018 at the ExCeL London and welcomed over 3,000 delegates seeking the very latest insight on data protection and privacy.

Pre-registration for DPWF 2019 will be opening in the coming weeks.