We are passionate about good data governance. Our consultants all have a hands-on practical approach, backed up by strong academic qualifications and accreditations.

Our team includes subject matter experts in information law, privacy and regulatory policy in the health and social care sector.


David Stone BA(Hons), DipM, MBA

Managing Director

David Stone is an expert in information governance for the health and social care sector.
David led on the national information governance programme for NHS Connecting for Health. In 2010 he joined Apira, where he established the information governance practice area. He led many national and regional information governance projects, before leaving to establish Kaleidoscope Consultants in 2012.
Since 2012, Kaleidoscope has grown to become the leading information governance consultancy in health and social care in England. It is helping to develop national policy initiatives, regional and organisational level projects. Kaleidoscope partners with major management consultancies as their subject matter experts. And are also working as IG architects for technology companies in the USA, Middle East and Europe.
Kaleidoscope has been the lead IG consultants on national programmes. For example, working in partnership with KPMG on NHS England Test Beds, and and STP-level data sharing in multiple regions.



MBA, Sheffield Hallam University (2011)

Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (DipM), Dearne Valley Business School (2006)

BA (Hons), Business Studies, Sheffield Hallam University (2005)


Amy Ford HND, LLM

Managing Consultant

Amy is a highly skilled and experienced information governance practitioner. She is passionate about using new, innovative digital solutions to make the best use of Big Data in a lawful and secure manner.

Before joining Kaleidoscope, Amy held a number of information governance roles in the health sector. Most recently, she was the Head of Information Governance for NHS South East Commissioning Support Unit.

Amy leads teams to ensure that the delivery and management of consultancy services are running smoothly and deputises for the managing director.

LLM, Corporate Governance and Law, University of Portsmouth (2015)

HND (Distinction) Business, Highbury College, Portsmouth (2012)

Professional Diploma at Law, Fareham College (2006)




Joe Stock PGCert, PGDip

Senior Consultant

Joe is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner, with an in-depth knowledge of the Data Protection Act (1998) (DPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Management and has more than six years’ experience across the public sector in information access, data access and compliance.

Prior to joining Kaleidoscope Consultants, Joe was the Information Governance Subject Matter Expert for the NEL Commissioning Support Unit where he was the Subject Matter Expert for four Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). He championed a collaborative, integrative approach to ensure compliance with the recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


PGDip, Information Rights Law and Practice, Northumbria University (2017)

PGCert, Information Rights Law and Practice, Northumbria University (2016)

Data Protection Practitioner, British Computing Society (2015)





John Curtis BSc(Hons), PGDip, MSc, MBA


With more than 20 years’ experience working in Information Management across Local and Central Government, John is a highly skilled Subject Matter Expert and experienced Information Management professional.

Notable roles include having acted as a Home Office assessor, and as chair of local and national groups to support Information Management. Prior to joining Kaleidoscope, he was Head of Information Management (Data Protection Officer) for Sheffield City Council, leading the implementation of its GDPR plan.

He is an expert in Information Management strategies, procedures and policies including audits and discovery, data flow and process mapping as well as Programme and Project Management.


MBA, Manchester Metropolitan University (2008)

MSc, Business Information Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University (2001)

PGDip, Management Studies, Teesside Business School (1993)

BSc (Hons), Regional Analysis and Development, Ulster University Coleraine (1992)




Aparnaa Balamurali LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons)

Project Consultant

Aparnaa has recently completed her law masters (LLM) in Intellectual Property and Information Law at King’s College London, with a particular focus on data privacy and the information society, having previously graduated with an LLB from City University London.

Her studies provided Aparnaa with an opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of the EU data protection framework in comparison to the United States, giving her a detailed understanding of the EU’s GDPR. Aparnaa’s master’s dissertation focused on blockchains versus the law and whether blockchains and data privacy can co-exist.

Although this is Aparnaa’s first role in IP and Information Law, she brings with her skills in communication, client relations, strong organisational abilities and attention to detail from a number of recruitment management roles.


LLM (Hons), Intellectual Property and Information Law, King’s College London (2018)

LLB (Hons), City University London (2015)




Katie Stone BA(Hons), MCIPD

Head of PMO

Katie joined Kaleidoscope in 2016 and leads our PMO function as well as the broader operations, resourcing and business development aspects of the business.

Katie has over 20 years’ experience in public sector HR, originally specialising in learning and development, and then quickly broadening her work to all aspects of HR.

Previously Katie was Head of HR and Internal Communications for the Competition Commission and, after working on the transition into the new non-ministerial department, was a Senior HR Business Partner for the Competition and Markets Authority.


Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection, BCS Chartered Institute for IT (2018)

Chartered MCIPD, Civil Service College, Sunningdale (2006)

Diploma in Management Studies, University of North London (2000)

BA (Hons), Politics and Education, University of York (1989)