Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland
Helen Dixon was appointed as Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland in September 2014. She had previously held the role of Irish Registrar of Companies from November 2009. Prior to that, she held senior civil service roles in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the areas of economic migration policy and, formerly, science, technology and innovation policy.
She spent the first ten years of her career in the IT industry, working for two US multinationals with EMEA bases in Dublin.
Helen holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Languages, a Masters in European Economic and Public Affairs, a Masters in Governance, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, a professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation and successfully passed all 8 subjects of the FE-1 Final Examination of the Law Society of Ireland in one year.
She was delighted to have been awarded an honorary fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2014.