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Direct Marketing Commission - Enforcing Higher Industry Standards

Board Profiles

Board Profiles

Please click on the link below to find out more about the purpose and role of each Commissioner.

Commissioners – Purpose and Role

George Kidd: (Chief Commissioner)

In addition to his role at the Direct Marketing Commission, George is Chief Executive of the Senet Group, the body responsible for raising standards, developing best practice and promoting responsibility in the gambling sector. George was formerly Chief Executive of the Online Dating Association, Chief Executive of PhonepayPlus, on the boards of the Fundraising Regulator and the Council of Licensed Conveyancers, and Chair of the UK Public Affairs Council, the independent register of lobbyists.  In government he was a director in the Cabinet Office responsible for regulatory policy and practices and served as British Consul in Chicago for five years.

Dr Simon Davey: (independent member)

Simon runs independent management consultancy Omega Alpha, working with organisations as a Change Leader to optimise processes and change cultures, bottom up and top down, to achieve better social and economic returns.

He has developed and led educational programmes including Emerging Scholars (ESIP) and has a long history of work with disadvantaged young people. His work with charities focuses on the ethical  and effective application of data and information management for social outcomes.

Fedelma Good: (industry member)

Fedelma is a Director in PwC’s multi-disciplinary data protection practice in London. Fedelma joined PwC in November 2017 from Barclays UK, where she was Director of Information Strategy and Governance. She became an industry commissioner in January 2017.

Fedelma has expertise and experience in a unique combination of technology, marketing, regulation and information/data management issues. She has chaired and contributed to a number of industry working groups including for example those relating to open data, cookies and the development of best practice guidelines for the use of data for marketing purposes.

Until December 2015, she was a board member of the UK DMA (Direct Marketing Association), she is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and a frequent presenter at data protection, privacy and information management conferences across Europe.

Rosaleen Hubbard: (independent member)

Rosaleen Hubbard is the founder and Senior Partner of Towerhouse Consulting LLP, a law firm specialising in the provision of legal and policy advice to business and regulated sectors. She is named by Who’s Who Legal as one of the UK’s leading telecoms regulatory lawyers.

Rosaleen has a particular interest in consumer policy. She was a founding Council member of The Ombudsman Service. She is a graduate of the Aston School of Business and qualified as a solicitor in 1986.

Charles Ping: (industry member)

Charles is Chairman of Fuel, the data specialist agency within the Engine group. He has over 30 years of experience across the data industry including time as a client, a supplier and as an agency CEO.  His work focuses on helping clients drive value through embedding a customer centric approach, organising and understanding omni-channel data and helping brands engage with their customers.

Charles is a former Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association and is a Non-Executive Director for the Advertising Standards Board of Finance (the key funding body for non-broadcast advertising self-regulation).

Outside of work Charles lives in Suffolk and enjoys film, classical music and rebuilding and racing vintage cars.