Consultant & Trainer
Mike Martin is a qualified and experienced data professional and in 1990 co-founded ADMAR Support Services, after leaving the Metropolitan Police where he worked at New Scotland Yard as a civilian. Mike was the IT Director of ADMAR for 24 years, and was part of many exciting innovations and experienced the fast pace of change first hand.
With responsibility for the management and security of millions of sensitive records, data protection, information governance and auditing was at the heart of everything Mike did.
In addition to being an SQL programmer, Mike has all round IT knowledge which proves invaluable during client risk assessments and audits.
As well as being a Data Protection Consultant and Trainer, Mike is an NLP Master Practitioner, volunteer Mentor for Lincoln University, The Princes Trust, and a member of The Business professors Network.
His wealth of experience, passion and enthusiasm for data protection and information governance combined with his teaching and mentoring skills places him at the heart of the Griffin House Consultancy team. He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection Law & Information Governance and a Postgraduate Certificate in Information Rights Law and Practice, BCS (ISEB) Data Protection Practitioners Certificate, is a qualified ISO27001 Lead Auditor and is currently working towards his Masters in Law Degree (LLM) in Information Rights Law and Practice.
Mike has performed data protection audits and GDPR gap analysis on a wide range of industry sectors, and at home is auditing a global undertaking as he is a micro-SME.
Mike prides himself on his professionalism, energy, ethics and integrity. In particular, with his teaching and training hat on, he is on a mission to make data protection ‘sexy’. On his courses and events, you will find an abundance of laughter.