The cost of privacy is going up for businesses.
We exist to reduce cost by automating data privacy compliance programs.
We are a world-class provider of automated data mapping and privacy management solutions that are fast, compliant and easy to use.
Executive Chairman & Founder
As the founder of DataBench, David developed the original vision and strategy for the company and continues to very hands in developing multiple parts of the business.
Prior to creating DataBench, David's career to date has spanned across 21 years of software experience which includes delivering programs of work in locations such as North America, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Qatar, Dubai, India and the Middle East.
David holds Microsoft Certified Network Engineer (MCSE) certification and Post Graduate Qualifications in Business and Technology from University of NSW.
CFO & Co-Founder
As a Co-Founder of DataBench, Ben is a respected, connected industry expert who has over 25+ years as a driving force behind the Queensland business market generally. He has worked with highly successful businesses and family groups, corporate organisations, property companies, the finance sectors, manufacturers and professionals services. He is also the managing partner of Bentleys Queensland. Ben has worked closely with the corporate sector including guiding clients undergoing IPO, business reviews and asset realisation assignments.
Paul initially joined DataBench in mid 2021 as a member of our advisory board. Over this time it became clear to the founders that his experience and skill sets were a natural fit and that he would be the best person to take the business forward as CEO and run all facets of the business on a day-to-day basis.
Paul’s career spans more than two decades of leadership roles across the Information Technology, Software and Services Sector. As a graduate from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics, After working for Oracle, Paul was an early employee with McAfee as the Managing Director for ANZ Region. In the early 2000’s Paul co-established a trans-Tasman software services business (Solnet Solutions) where today he remains a Non-Executive Director in Australia and in New Zealand.
Paul returned to Oracle in 2007 where he managed the Database and Technology business until joining SAP in 2013 as VP and GM for Platform Solutions. In 2016 Paul Joined VMware as Executive GM and went on to join an Australian Technology Vendor in 2017 as Regional CEO, APAC & Japan where he lead the Vendors business into 17 countries across the Asia Pacific Region.
Dr Gordon Hughes AM
Dr Gordon Hughes AM is a principal lawyer in the Litigation and Commercialisation practice of Davies Collison Cave Law, based in Melbourne. Prior to joining the firm in 2016, he was a partner at Ashurst (formerly Blake Dawson). He is an acknowledged expert in the area of intellectual property commercialisation, information technology law, eCommerce, and data protection.
Dr Hughes has authored, co-authored and/or edited nine legal texts, including ‘Data Protection in Australia’, ‘Computer Contracts: Principles and Precedents’, and ‘Trade Secrets and Privacy.’ He has received numerous awards in recognition of his achievements, including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Australian Law Awards in 2004 and various honorary life memberships of Australian and international professional associations. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2011.
In 2017, Dr Hughes was awarded an Order of Australia “for significant service to the law, to professional organisations and to international affairs and legal practice in the Asia-Pacific region”.
Gordons qualifications include-
- Bachelor of Law (Hons), University of Melbourne
- Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
- PhD, Monash University
- Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Law (FAAL)
What sets us apart
Our unique platform can do in just minutes what would normally take a dedicated team of specialists over two weeks, and touches up to seven areas within the company, that are all looking for manual intervention, review and sign off. This reduces the amount of human error and saves the resourcing required to process your data requests manually.
DataBench is fully compliant with Australia's privacy laws which means we help our customers avoid potential fines between $250,000 up to $10M per offence for non-compliance whilst maintaining the integrity of their business's reputation.
Data requests and compliance should not be complicated. We’ve created our platform to be easy to use and fully automated with a specific workflow management capability for full internal transparency.