Welcome to my Company website. I am Nick Birch, Founder and Managing Director of Exigia Ltd.

My IT journey began in a clearing bank, where I decided that computer systems were more interesting than being a traditional bank manager and was fortunate enough to be able to switch into the IT stream. I eventually left the Bank as a systems development manager to join the NHS. There, I spent a fascinating 22 years working in senior management for and on behalf of many and varied NHS organisations; ending my career as a Director at Sussex Health Informatics.

My career roles have given me substantial experience in a variety of disciplines including information management, programme management, procurement and website design. However, at the Bank and right through my NHS career, I have always found myself heading up (and sorting out) data protection and information governance issues.

Perhaps inevitably, my final NHS position was as a Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) and Director of Information Security. On leaving the NHS, I set up Exigia Ltd to pursue these interests. In addition to providing consultancy services, training and compliance advice, Exigia acts as Data Protection Officer for several organisations, including charities.

I value long term relationships with my clients over one-off assignments and once engaged, always aim to become a valued member of ‘the team’.

Like many professionals nowadays, I work remotely most of the time. Naturally technology makes this easier, whilst reducing costs, helping the environment and improving work / life balance. My wife, a long-term NHS Manager in a related field, also has a hand in the company and together we maintain an open plan home office.

If you become a client, as I hope you will, I look forward to working with you and your team.

Nick Birch, MBCS, CITP, PGDip, CISMP Founder & Managing Director