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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR). He was one of the first people to graduate from the Henley Business School GDPR Transition Programme and holds Certificates in Managing Cyber Security Risks (CCRMP) and Information Security Risk Management Principles (CISMP). He leads The Data Guardians as Managing Director and Lead Consultant. The Data Guardians has been accepted into the British Standards Institute’s (BSI) Associate Consultant Programme as a mark of its quality.

Matthew’s work within the data protection industry has seen him working with companies in the retail, financial services, logistics, professional services, estate management, IT support services, consumer services, education and charity sectors. Typical projects have involved assessing an organisation’s GDPR and PECR compliance status, implementing the required tasks to bring these organisations to compliance, conducting GDPR and Information Security compliance audits on data processors and providing ongoing data protection support.

Matthew is an experienced senior manager who has directed security and risk management companies in Europe and Africa over many years. His 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.


Qualifications & Certifications:

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

2020 IBITGQ and GASQ

  • Certified Data Protection Officer


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 provides administrative, marketing and research support for The Data Guardians and closely monitors data protection news and key policy developments 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: +44 (0)7840 526 114

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.