Nicole Stephensen is Partner at premier privacy and data protection consultancy, IIS Partners.

With more than two decades in privacy, Nicole is widely recognised for her extensive local and international expertise in privacy program management and acculturation. She is a sought-after speaker about the interface between privacy, cyber security, risk management, ethics and trust; and her frank, candid and practical approach to privacy has established her as a trusted advisor to executives and boards.

She is a subject matter expert and Guest Lecturer for tertiary course curricula in Australia and abroad and is well known for her privacy discourse on smart cities and critical infrastructure, IoT/ IIoT, public interest technologies and digital policy affecting young people.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Information Security Association (FAISA) and is a leading member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), where she chairs the IAPP’s KnowledgeNet Chapter for Queensland.