Elizabeth founded Novation in 2013 with a simple mission: to turn compliance on its head and shake the nonsense out of its pockets. She is a rehabilitated attorney specialising in compliance and risk management strategy, plain language drafting, and privacy law. She prides herself on bringing a fresh perspective to compliance issues. She happens to have a Masters (cum laude) in Consumer Law.
She has written and contributed to many books and thought leadership articles, and is regularly interviewed and quoted in media on various technology-related topics. She is an in-demand speaker at corporates, as well as local and international events. Her popular training sessions – designed to wrangle the legalese from legal departments – always gets lots of laughs (and fast, real results).
Elizabeth loves Lego, sneakers, zombies and white wine. What does she hate? Comic sans, sweet potato and most other attorneys. She is allergic to suits and ‘office shoes’ because of the years she worked at Webber Wentzel. She is very scared of moths. It is a thing – read about it.
Plain Language Legal Drafting
A Guide to the Protection of Personal Information Act
The Law of Contract in South Africa
The Law of Commerce in South Africa