Speaker Profile: Sharon O’ Reilly

GRC Consultant IT Governance


An established consultant and trainer since 2002 - Sharon has been delivering training courses and workshops in the areas of data protection, governance and information security to a wide range of industry sectors in Ireland since 2005.

An earlier career in the biopharmaceutical sector working in the regulatory area of medical devices spanned 10 years and the experience gained during this time formed the basis of a long-term consultancy business up until 2017 when Sharon joined IT Governance as a GRC consultant based in Ireland.

Currently engaged in the provision of ISO and GDPR training and consultancy services

With particular expertise in the outsourcing sector in Ireland since 2010 – Sharon was regularly and repeatedly engaged by organisations processing large volumes of personal data on behalf of government functions/agencies in order to design and implement data protection and information security governance frameworks.

These contracts included ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Standard implementation projects, provision of internal audit services and design and delivery of information security and data protection training to clients (tailored training to all employees from on the floor to senior management teams).

A certified ISO 27001 and GDPR course trainer – she delivers ISO 27001 courses (foundation, lead implementer and lead auditor) and GDPR courses (foundation and practitioner) in Ireland and the UK.