Smile Together IT & IG Lead Nick Wills holding baby

Nick Wills

IT Services team

I joined the Smile Together Systems Support (now IT Services) team in an exciting dual role as IT/IG Lead, managing all things related to information technology and information governance – no mean feat given our digital transformation programme and all the new legislation related to GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation)! My track record includes 20 years as a communications officer in the Royal Navy working in the field of cryptology and electrical communications technology, followed by a number of years in Cardiff in short-term IT leadership roles, troubleshooting and resolving IT issues for a range of businesses. More locally I headed IT for 6 years at Newquay Academy School (formerly Newquay Junior), the county’s largest primary school with over 620 pupils, where I was also data protection lead; supported Cornwall Council with their library devolution programme out to Town Councils which included managing data protection for the project; and joined Smile Together from County Confectionery in St Ives where I headed IT and successfully led their GDPR compliance programme.

Being able to manage a professional hosted IT environment combined with a senior Information Governance role is a very different and exciting proposition. Being a part of the Smile Together team represents an opportunity to not only develop and grow my career in Cornwall but make a very real difference to the local community.