Debbie Evans

Managing Director

FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes. We operate globally to help clients overcome complex challenges and identify opportunities.

I love speaking with people from all over the world and educate them on the importance of human rights from a data protection perspective.

No day is the same. I speak to different people about issues such as breaches, risks and how to develop compliant business solutions. Sometimes I negotiate with suppliers/customers - sometimes I present to/train people from all levels of business, I write newsletters, articles, and occasionally deal with regulators. A varied and rewarding role with new daily challenges.

Prior to qualifying as a barrister I had a slight varied career history - hairdresser, DJ, beauty consultant, sales person, victim support counsel and cleaner! After practicing as a barrister - I developed an interest in hi tech crime. Worked as a consultant advising various public bodies - police, MOD etc. Then worked for several large tech companies and consultancies - Siemens, Fujitsu, Accenture and others. My roles were varied but primarily involved commercial and compliance areas. I set up my own companies a few years ago - a drama business and a consultancy (clients include Virgin Media and a pharmaceutical company-Gilead). I held a senior role at Rentokil Initial - with the requirement to set up a global data protection compliance program.

I like to push myself with extreme challenges. As I enter my 50’s, I want to continue playing ice hockey at premier league level and keep up with the younger players!

Recently, I passed my motorbike test! I hope to have some adventures touring the country and the world. I also enjoy playing sports regularly- netball, ice hockey and field hockey. Occasionally, you’ll find me trying to pull tricks on a wakeboard or doing something daft on a snowboard! Otherwise, I spend time with family and friends when possible. I love to dance and sing too!

Enjoy the ride - the good, the bad and the ugly - all experiences are an opportunity to learn and move forward. Yes you will occasionally need to stop to refuel or slow down but the journey is part of the fun!