Privacy International’s governing body is the Board of Trustees. The primary responsibility of the Board is to provide strategic leadership by formulating and reviewing Privacy International's strategic aims in consultation with staff, setting overall policy, regularly evaluating the charity's performance, and ensuring compliance with UK law. The board meets up to four times a year.

New Trustees are recruited through an open application process. Appointments are made not only on the basis of individual merit, but also taking into consideration the existing expertise and experience of the Trustees, as well as PI's equal opportunities policy.

Trustee and Treasurer

Barry is a Chartered Accountant who has been in private practice since 1972.


Ben Wizner is an expert on civil liberties with a focus on national security and tech.


David Viney is an experienced technologist and finance professional.


Eve Salomon is an international legal expert on media law and experienced board member.


Heather Brooke is an award-winning writer, journalist and freedom of information campaigner.


Helena Marttila-Bridge is a lawyer who specialises in data protection, cybersecurity, and more generally information technology and media law. 


Natalie Carsey brings expertise as an NGO finance strategy and financial management specialist. 


Peter Noorlander is a recognised expert on international human rights law and policy, particularly on issues of freedom of expression and digital rights.


Sue Gardner is a long-time advocate for a free and open internet. 

Trustee and Chair Emeritus

Anna is a Trustee and Chair Emeritus, and has been a consumer policy advocate and expert for many years.

Trustee Emeritus

Barry is a Trustee Emeritus, and an experienced civil liberties advocate.