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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.

George Kidd: (Chief Commissioner)

In addition to his role at the Direct Marketing Commission, George is Chief Executive of the Online Dating Association, the trade body responsible for raising standards, developing best practice and promoting responsibility in the dating sector. George was formerly Chief Executive of the Senet Group, a standards and risk-awareness group in the gambling sector and Chief Executive of PhonepayPlus. George served on the boards of the Fundraising Regulator and the Council of Licensed Conveyancers, and chaired 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 transform systems and 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 technology, data and information management for social outcomes with a specific focus on access to justice.

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 DMA, 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 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 an established leader in data and marketing and is the founder of Charles Ping Associates, advising both clients and agencies on marketing, strategy, leadership and regulation.

He has worked at a senior level as a client, a supplier and in the agency world.  He was most recently Chief Executive and Chairman of Fuel data and UK board member of Engine.

Charles is a former Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association and non-Executive Director for the Advertising Board of Finance (the key funding body for non-broadcast advertising self-regulation) and sits on the Governance Board of the Data Protection Network.

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