Nicola Askham


About Nicola

Nicola is the leading data governance training provider in the UK. She holds a unique level of experience in the Data Governance field, and has experience in training, coaching and working with major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks.

Key Skills

Nicola has developed a powerful methodology for implementing data governance based on over 16 years of experience and research into best practices. Her methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps, which ensures that businesses design and implement a data governance framework that is right for them.

Professional Background

Nicola initially worked for a leading UK Bank, and moved into consultancy in 2009. Nicola has worked with clients in a number of different industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Defence, Utilities and Retail.

Nicola is a Director and Committee Member of DAMA UK, sits on the Expert Panel of Dataqualitypro.com, and regularly writes and presents internationally on data governance best practice.

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Data Governance Interview with Neil Storkey

Data Governance Coach Nicola Askham speaks with Neil Storkey – a Data stalwart, having worked in this field for some of the biggest global companies. In true Nicola Askham form, the conversation is focused and detailed and includes more about Data Governance challenges, career advice, resources, than you would expect.

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Data Governance Interview with Theerachai Aurprasertwong

It was an honor to be asked to travel to Thailand to deliver training last December. I had the most amazing three days with Theerachai and his wider team. I was thrilled when he agreed to be interviewed for my blog, to share some of his experiences with you. Theerachai is experienced in data governance […]

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Do you need Data Governance over a Data Lake?

There continues to be a lot of excitement about data lakes and the possibilities that they offer, particularly about with analytics, data visualizations, AI and machine learning. As such, I’m increasingly being asked whether you really need Data Governance over a data lake.  After all, a data lake is a centralized repository that allows you […]

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How To Select The Right Data Governance Tool

There are many tools on the market now that can help you with your data governance initiative. In particular, there are numerous products that hold and manage your data glossary, data catalog and data dictionaries.  These have proved very popular and the number of players in the market has increased over the last few years. […]

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