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.
From 2007, David led national information governance programmes for the NHS in England. In 2010 he joined Apira, where he established the information governance practice. For Apira, David led many national and regional information governance projects, before leaving in 2012 to establish Kaleidoscope Consultants.
Since 2012, Kaleidoscope has grown to become the leading information governance consultancy in health and social care in the UK. Kaleidoscope has helped governments, developed national policy initiatives, regional and organisational level projects. Kaleidoscope partners with major management consultancies as their subject matter experts. Kaleidoscope works extensively in Europe for technology and pharmaceutical companies from the USA and Middle East in Europe.


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 NEL Commissioning Support Unit.

Amy leads the team to ensure delivery and project management of consultancy services are running smoothly and she 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 (2018) (DPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Management and has nearly a decade’s experience across the public sector in information access, data access and compliance with a special interest in data protection in new and emerging health technologies.

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)


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)