Isabelle has been working with the Biometrics Institute since May 2002 and, after almost 10 years in Australia, she is now based in London.
She has played a key role in the establishment of the Biometrics Institute, the independent and international impartial membership organisation which is promoting the responsible and ethical use of biometrics worldwide.
She has created a global network of diverse stakeholders bringing together technical, research, privacy and public policy people all joining forces to make the world a better place through the responsible use of biometrics.
Isabelle has successfully managed many government-funded projects in this field, including the Biometrics Vulnerability Assessment Project, the Biometrics Institute Privacy Guidelines, the Three Laws for Biometrics, Ethical Principles for Biometrics, the Good Practice Framework and the UN Counter Terrorism Compendium on Good and Recommended Practices for the Use of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism, where the Institute was the penholder.
She received the SIA Women in Biometrics Award in 2017 for her contribution to the biometrics community in promoting the responsible and ethical use of biometrics. The award is dedicated to recognising innovative women creating a more secure world by guiding the biometrics technology market.
She has spoken at many of the Biometrics Institute events but also at important meetings of the United Nations, Interpol, OSCE, ICAO and Frontex to name a few.
Isabelle holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, Business and the Arts from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt Main, Germany.
The Biometrics Institute is the independent and impartial international membership organisation for biometric users and other interested parties. It was established in 2001 to promote the responsible use of biometrics and has offices in London and Sydney.
With more than a thousand members from 200 membership organisations spread across 36 countries, it represents a global and diverse multi-stakeholder community. This includes banks, airlines, government agencies, biometric experts, privacy experts, suppliers and academics.
The Biometrics Institute connects the global biometrics community. It shares knowledge with its members and key stakeholders and most importantly, develops good practices and thought leadership for the responsible and ethical use of biometrics.