Dr Peter Tobin Profile

Dr Peter Tobin (PTC Consulting)

Dr Peter Tobin has over thirty years of business and management experience across a number of different industries and in a wide range of roles. Dr Tobin combines real world expertise and experience with a solid grounding in global Best Practice and a clear understanding of how to achieve World Class performance, particularly in the area of IT Governance and Management and Data Privacy and Protection. Dr Tobin has published over twenty academic conference papers and journal articles, has spoken at numerous South African and international conferences and has facilitated in excess of one hundred workshops in a number of fields, including in IT Governance and Management and Data Privacy and Protection in the past twenty years. Dr Tobin has delivered workshops and consulting services in Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, Lesotho, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe in addition to South Africa.

Dr Tobin is a graduate of four universities: BA (Hons) at the University of York (England); Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies at the University of East London (England); MBA awarded by Henley Business School, graduating top of his class; Doctorate in the field of Information Science at the University of Pretoria. Dr Tobin has also been a certified project manager for seventeen years (PMP® – 1998;   PRINCE2 – 2004). Dr Tobin is a Professional Grade member of both the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA replaced the Computer Society) and Project Management South Africa. Dr Tobin is also an active member of the South African chapter of ISACA, the professional body for those interested in IT Governance, and holds the ISACA USA certification Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT).

Dr Tobin fulfilled the role of IT Manager which included Information Security for a major business school for more than 10 years.  He also been a lead consulting in the development of products designed to help organisations prepare for the Protection of Personal Information Act and in implementing these in a number of client organisations.

Dr Tobin has experience in a number of areas relating to the Protection of Personal Information (POPI), data privacy and protection:

  • Co-authored multiple articles about data privacy and protection and EU GDPR
  • Spoken at multiple workshops on data privacy and protection and EU GDPR
  • Consulted to multiple clients on data privacy and protection and EU GDPR
  • Managed multiple projects data privacy and protection and EU GDPR
  • Developed multiple consulting tools for data privacy and protection and EU GDPR
  • Been interviewed by print and radio journalists about data privacy and protection