Helen Woollett

Group Compliance Counsel & Data Protection Officer, The Body Shop

Helen Woollett is the Group Compliance Counsel & Data Protection Officer for The Body Shop which is a global cosmetics and skin care company owned by Natura. Natura &Co which includes Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop, has a common commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices. Helen has over 25 years of global business and legal experience in data privacy and protection, governance, compliance and risk, in the finance, information technology and retail sectors. Prior to commencing her role at The Body Shop in February 2018, Helen was the Global Head of Privacy for Barclays Bank Plc based in London for nearly six years. In that role she had extensive experience with implementing data protection and privacy programmes, managing data privacy risks, applying the EU General Data Protection Regulation, and managing multi-disciplinary teams. During this time Helen chaired the UK banking industry association working group on data protection, and was closely involved with submissions to government on the UK Data Protection Act (2018).  Helen also has extensive information technology industry experience having worked for IBM in Germany, Switzerland and Asia Pacific in various legal, policy and data protection roles, for over 13 years.