about propelfwd

Meet the PropelFwd team

Paul Byrne Managing Director PropelFwd

Paul Byrne

Chief Executive Officer

Meet Paul, Founder and Driving Force of Propelfwd

Paul launched Propelfwd in 2017, a visionary venture that quickly became the premier consultancy for data protection and financial regulatory compliance in Jersey. Under Paul’s guidance, Propelfwd has served a diverse range of businesses in the Channel Islands, evolving into a comprehensive One-Stop-Shop for all compliance requirements.

Paul’s academic and professional credentials are as diverse as they are impressive. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Rights Law and a Postgraduate Certificate in Data Protection & Information Governance Security. As a testament to his expertise, Paul is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (PC.dp GDPR), a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), and a proud member of the Association of Project Managers (MAPM).

2023 marks a significant milestone for Paul, as he completes his Master of Law (LLM) degree in Information Rights Law & Practice from Northumbria University. This achievement further solidifies his position as a leading expert in the field. With Paul at the helm, Propelfwd is poised to continue its trajectory as a leader in compliance consultancy.

John Robson Propelfwd

John Robson

Compliance Manager MCSI

John brings with him an impressive 39-years’ experience working in the finance sector, John offers a rich blend of industry insights and compliance expertise. His experience as a Director and JFSC Principal Person in various Jersey-regulated financial firms over 18 years has honed his skills in compliance risk management, making him an asset in enhancing our Financial Regulatory consultancy services. 

John is adept at navigating the complexities of regulatory frameworks and has extensive experience with JFSC reporting and inspections. Since joining Propelfwd, he has quickly become a go-to advisor for our real estate and private lending clients, providing tailored guidance in an increasingly regulated environment. John is dedicated to assisting our clients in overcoming regulatory compliance challenges and establishing robust systems to manage financial crime risks. 

Aleisha Weeks Propelfwd

Aleisha Weeks

Senior Privacy Officer

Aleisha is a certified Data Protection Practitioner with vast experience working with a cross sector of organisations putting in compliance frameworks, processor agreements and completing complex data protection impact assessments. Aleisha manages client in Jersey, Guernsey, the Ilse of Man and the UK, so capable of recognising the difference between the jurisdictional laws and applying them to multi-jurisdictional organisations.

Aleisha is an experienced compliance professional who can assist any organisation with any data protection issue. Contact her at Propelfwd for advice or guidance, she will be only willing to assist.

Ginny Hawel Propelfwd

Ginny Hawel

Business Support Officer

Ginny joined Propelfwd 2022 as the business support officer. Ginny runs the office and keeps everyone on their toes. She has vast experience in the finance sector and administration work so looks after all of our contracts, invoicing, payments and office requirements.

If you need anything from Propelfwd, your first point of contact will be Ginny.

Daisy Ayebale at Propelfwd

Daisy Ayebale

Privacy Officer

Daisy has seamlessly integrated a wealth of project management expertise and data analysis prowess into the Propelfwd team. Armed with a Project Management Degree and an advanced Postgraduate Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, her academic background is both rich and relevant. Prior to her arrival in Jersey, Daisy dedicated her skills to the Ugandan Government, innovating systems for simpler birth registration processes and supporting single mothers’ reintegration into the educational landscape.

Now a key member of our Privacy Officer team, Daisy excels in rolling out compliance initiatives, performing Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), and providing invaluable insights and recommendations. Her profound experience in data analysis and project management significantly elevates the quality of service our clients expect and receive.

Daisy’s unique blend of skills and experiences not only enhances our ability to meet client needs but also sets a new benchmark for excellence in customer service at Propelfwd. Her commitment to excellence and innovative approach to privacy and data protection are instrumental in our continued success and client satisfaction.

Zuzanna Wawak

Privacy Officer (Trainee)

Meet Zuzanna, our latest addition to the team, whose diverse background in both the retail and financial sectors in Jersey enriches our expertise significantly. Zuzanna’s enthusiastic approach to continuous learning and seizing new opportunities makes her an invaluable asset. Her exceptional ability to engage with clients, paired with her unwavering focus on customer service, distinguishes her in our team.

As a Trainee Privacy Officer, Zuzanna has quickly adapted to her responsibilities, showcasing her capability to manage and deliver projects with the utmost professionalism. Her journey with us is marked by a deep commitment to mastering the intricacies of data protection compliance, demonstrating not only her rapid development but also her potential to drive significant impact.

Zuzanna’s contribution to our team goes beyond her immediate role; her unique insights and dedication enhance our collective ability to navigate the complexities of data protection. We are excited to witness and support her growth as she continues to evolve into a seasoned Privacy Officer. Zuzanna’s journey is a testament to our commitment to fostering talent and ensuring that our team not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our clients.

Jayne Fulton in Propelfwd

Jayne Fulton

Training Course Administrator

Jayne has enjoyed a long career in the finance sector of Jersey. Her skill set is Business risk management, Root Cause analysis, Data Monitoring and investigating data breaches. One of her other skill sets, applied to her role in Propelfwd was Training. Jayne is our Training Course Administrator. Any training provided by Propelfwd, Jayne will be involved, either branding your online course, sending it to your teams, sending you progress reports, helping your team with questions and giving guidance.

The delivery of our training, whether it is online or in person, is a vital part of what we do at Propelfwd, and Jayne is the person who holds it together. Contact her if you want to know more about what we can offer.

Aimee Bryne in Propelfwd

Aimee Byrne

Training Course Assistant

Aimee works closely with Jayne to help with the online training courses and create all the course certificates for the candidates when they successfully pass the data protection, AML, CTF or Sanctions CPD courses. 

Aimee does all of this whilst studying a Business and Digital Marketing degree at the Liverpool John Moores University.

Max data protection officer dog PropelFwd

Max Byrne

Data Security Officer

Max has been with Propelfwd for five years and has vast experience in guarding the data security of Propelfwd’s clients.

Max primarily works from the main office with the rest of the Propelfwd team, although he likes long walks to think.

We work with all sectors and sizes of businesses. No project is too big or too small. We bring the tools to make your business efficient and compliant, making a way for a path of growth and success.
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