Robin McKenzie is Principal Consultant with Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd (IIS). As Principal Consultant with IIS, she has worked on many projects including a number of significant Privacy Impact Assessments on projects involving use of new technology, development of data governance policies and procedures and policy development for projects involving new thinking in privacy. Robin has established a track record in managing and completing complex and sensitive projects on time, on budget and with outcomes that have the necessary stakeholder respect and support.
Robin has worked in both the public and private sector. Before joining IIS in 2005 she held senior positions in policy and corporate and public affairs with the then Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner. During her five years with the regulator she played key roles in the following
She has expertise in analysing legislation, services and programs, developing policy, drafting concise reports, working with stakeholders and organising consultations in a wide range of contexts.
Robin has extensive knowledge of privacy principles and how to apply them. She has specialist knowledge in biometrics, identity management and development of privacy policies and short notices that go to the heart of consumer concerns. In addition she has expertise in evaluating laws, programs and services from the point of view of cultural and linguistic diversity.
Between 1994 and 1999 Robin was a partner in a consulting company, Kearney McKenzie and Associates that conducted review, evaluation and research projects. The consultancy established a reputation for excellence, and its 1998 report evaluating the effectiveness of Division 11 (Domestic Violence provisions) of the Family Law Act is still in circulation and has been drawn upon by the Family Law Council (2004) and the Australian Law Reform Commission (2009) in policy development and reviews. Before that Robin worked with the Australian Law Reform Commission for five years.
Robin has a law degree and an honours arts degree majoring in social anthropology and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia.