The Team

Matthew Lamb

Matthew Lamb

Managing Director

Matthew Lamb has developed an expertise in data protection and data security, with a particular speciality on the GDPR. He was one of the first people to graduate from the Henley Business School GDPR Transition Programme and now leads The Data Guardians as its founder and Managing Director.

Matthew is an experienced senior manager who has directed companies in Europe and Africa over many years. For most of the last 15 years he has been a Managing Director in the security risk management sector, advising companies on how to assess and mitigate their commercial, security and political risks when operating in new and potentially high-risk countries.

Matthew’s senior management experience means that he knows full well the difficulties of ensuring corporate compliance with a variety of regulations and therefore is able to properly advise companies on practical measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws.


Recent Qualifications Optained:

2017 Henley Business School 

  • GDPR Transition Programme – Distinction

2018 The Chartered Institute for IT

  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles, Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance – Distinction

2019 Managing Cyber Security Risk

  • Certified Cyber Risk Management Practitioner


Matthew has provided GDPR and data protection services for organisations operating in a variety of industries including;

Royal Mail, Laithwaite’s Wine,, Charity for Civil Servants, Resolver, London Oratory School, Haggards Crowther, Colwell & Partners, Douglas & Gordon, Roxtons, North London Collegiate School, The Howard de Walden Estate, Gapuma, Software One and Ensinger.

You can see some of our testimonials here.



M: 07980 815 761

Sophia Groom

Sophia Groom

Programme Director

Sophia’s experience lies in government relations and complex political lobbying projects. She brings this experience to us by closely monitoring data protection policy developments and the implications of Brexit to ensure we give our clients the most up to date advice possible.

Sophia also coordinates between our subject matter experts to ensure the right resources are deployed to meet clients’ needs.


T: 020 7368 3104

Anthony Charlton

Anthony Charlton

Head of GDPR Software

Anthony has more than 25 years of wide-ranging business and IT integration experience throughout Europe and South America. He leads our GDPR software service and its wrap-around care and advice.

Diana Haimana

Software Support Assistant

Diana is highly skilled in data management and supports our software clients with their ongoing GDPR compliance.