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Ashleigh Van Kerckhoven


KPMG in South Africa

Ashleigh van Kerckhoven is a privacy specialist in KPMG’s Information Protection and Business Resilience team.

Ashleigh has information technology risk consulting experience in a range of industries, including: financial services, telecommunications, consumer goods, and technology.

Ashleigh is highly skilled in the areas of information privacy, information governance, information risk, and information technology compliance; drawing on her background in both information technology and law in advising her clients. Ashleigh has assessed a number of clients in assessing their privacy programmes in respect of maturity, compliance, and risk.

Ashleigh has spoken on the topic of data protection and privacy at a number of conferences throughout South Africa, where she has provided insight and practical suggestions as to how organisations can approach information protection and privacy concerns.

Ashleigh has a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Information Systems, Law, and Psychology and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law from the University of the Witswatersrand. She is also has a number of privacy certifications through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Ashleigh is currently a Co-Chair for the IAPP’s Johannesburg KnowledgeNet Chapter.

Areas of expertise

Cyber security Ethical business and governance Financial Services IT Management Mega trends Public Policy and Regulatory Change Regulation Technology change

Education and qualifications

  • BCOM (Information Systems, Law, Psychology)


  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)

  • Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT, previously CIPP/IT)

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Cyber Law Certificate

Professional involvement

  • Co-Chair for the IAPP’s Johannesburg KnowledgeNet Chapter

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