Annelies Moens

Managing Director


Annelies Moens is Managing Director at Privcore. Her vision is to make privacy core business – a discipline integral to business and government. Today, much of the value of an entity lies in how well it manages the data it holds. A frequent presenter at national and international forums, Annelies is a widely recognised global data privacy expert and thought leader with over two decades experience.

Annelies is the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) 2023 Vanguard Award recipient in Oceania. The IAPP Vanguard Award honours professionals whose pioneering work shapes the future of privacy and data protection and who demonstrate exceptional leadership, expertise and creativity in privacy and data protection.

A co-founder of the IAPP in Australia and New Zealand in 2008, Annelies was elected its President in 2011-2012. She has been consulting in privacy since 2012. Through Privcore, she conducts privacy impact assessments, privacy health checks, data breach prevention, response and regulatory engagement and builds privacy programs for clients so they can increase trust and confidence.

Annelies’ privacy career started at Australia's federal privacy regulator in 2001, now the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. In her regulatory role, she built extensive assurance and complaint handling expertise and led audit and investigation teams.

She also holds an MBA in general international management (distinction) from Vlerick Business School, Belgium, a First Class Honours Law degree, and Arts (majoring in computer science) and Science degrees with emphasis on artificial intelligence from The University of Queensland.

Annelies loves the challenging and diverse work the field of privacy provides and clients benefit from how she makes privacy easy for them. Next time you need an independent assessment or critical advice on how your organisation is handling customer or citizen data, reach out to Annelies: moens[at]

Annelies Moens is a Superstar of STEM.