Janine McKelvey

General Counsel BT - Group Data Governance, Privacy and Ethics Officer, British Telecom

Janine joined BT in January 2020. She is a General Council for the Digital & Innovation Businesses in BT, as well as the Data Governance, Privacy and Ethics Officer for the BT Group.

In her role, she manages a number of Legal, Compliance and Governance teams responsible for managing BT's data related risks and enablement opportunities across BT’s businesses in 180 countries.

Janine spent a number of years working in private practice in South Africa (Bowman Gilfillan) and England & Wales (Pinsent Masons) as a TMT lawyer before joining Warner Bros. (Warner Media), where she spent almost 17 years leading their Privacy, Marketing and Digital Legal function across EMEA, LatAm and Australasia as SVP, Legal & Business Affairs.

She participates in a variety of Privacy, Data and Innovation forums, has won a number of Innovation Awards in this space and is a regular contributor to policy discussions on these topics. Having two daughters of her own, she also has a passion for creating career opportunities and mentoring young woman to go ‘beyond limits’ and ‘connect for good’!

My Sessions

Panel: Creating a PrivSec Cross-Functional Alliance

Cross-team collaboration to promote privacy in the workplace is essential to mitigate organisations’ risk. This panel will look at the key problems organisations have with siloed teams and how they are addressing these challenges, enabling team alliance for privacy and the importance of ongoing communication between the legal department and a company’s chief privacy and security officers.

  • Janine McKelvey, General Counsel BT - Group Data Governance, Privacy and Ethics Officer, British Telecom
  • Lee Whatford, Chief Information Security Officer, Domino's
  • Eleni Kelly, Chief Digital Officer, Crown Commercial Service
  • Scott Bridgen, Head of GRC, OneTrust