James Donnelly
James Donnelly
Senior Director
James Donnelly
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15 years of experience in IT and information governance
Expert knowledge in IT (management, software implementation, project management)
Specialize in content assessment, data remediation and GDPR
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Information is the oil of the digital era, and we need to show care, attention and diligence to our digital footprint in the public and private domain since nothing is truly deleted.
James Donnelly is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in London. He brings 15 years of experience in IT and Information Governance. His primary areas of concentration are Information Governance, content assessment, remediation and data management, and GDPR. Mr. Donnelly has worked with clients across a range of industries, including banking, insurance, oil and gas, IT, electronics, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, public utility, retail and local government.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Donnelly spent three years with Information Lifecycle Governance in IBM, where he most recently served as a Solution Consultant. Mr. Donnelly has played an intrinsic part in the design and consultation of information governance systems to lead clients through data repository remediation and management, helping to deliver systems of best practice to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory standards. Mr. Donnelly has led as a solution architect to design programs to manage risk assessment, policy development, process design, program governance and end-user education in multiple client engagements, aligning each program with the internal departments such as Records and Information Management (RIM), Risk & Compliance, Security, IT, Legal and the Line of Business.

Mr. Donnelly has worked in a leading role as Head of IT / CIO for a number of privately owned companies in the software, property and eDiscovery industries before specialising in information governance and working with global companies with a European presence. This includes the management of services and technology for multinational companies in their e-Discovery reviews and the support and management of an Integrated Works Management Systems (IWMS) with a FTSE100 client base, with clients processing multi-million dollar monthly transactions and a billion dollar property portfolio.

Mr. Donnelly earned a bachelor's degree in Computing Science from the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. Mr. Donnelly is a certified Project Manager, an ISO 27001 Information Security Internal Auditor and assists on ISO9001 Quality Management systems processes, and is a member of ISACA and various information governance forums and initiatives.