Els graduated at the University of Antwerp with a degree in Socio-Educational Care and has worked for several years as a trainer with emotionally disturbed children. After a decade in this role, she decided to change careers and left the Social Care sector and started working for Belgian companies, taking on supportive roles, mainly in the financial and medical sector, overseeing business policies, compliance with financial regulations, accounts, IT procurement and delivering IT training.
She moved to the UK in 2000 and was appointed as Team Leader in the School of European Languages in a world leading London University. She completed an NVQ5 in Operational Management, has extensive experience in leadership and management roles and speaks several European languages (Dutch, French and German).
Els joined Onepoint in March 2018 to help in Information and Risk governance and assist internal operations covering a range of areas including Admin and HR, but also to help the business with ISO27001 Certification. As a Certified GDPR Practitioner she assists compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations internally and for some of our clients.