Kim Bustin (She/Her), CPA, CA, CIPP/C

Managing Principal, Privacy & Cybersecurity

Proud to lead Mara’s growing Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Kim is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Information Privacy Professional. She has 30 years’ experience in privacy and access, enterprise risk management, privacy program and policy development, and corporate planning – and tackling tough challenges head on.

Before joining Mara Consulting in 2015 as a Principal, Kim founded and led a successful privacy consulting business. Prior to beginning her consulting career, she was the Chief Privacy Officer and Director of Enterprise Risk & Information Management for the Atlantic Lottery Corporation and she held leadership roles within Nova Scotia Power and Deloitte.

Kim is known for her strong work ethic and the dedication and energy she brings to her profession, her team, and her clients. She is respected for the structured and risk-based approach she applies to complex information privacy challenges faced by customers navigating change, working with them to build customized solutions. To this end, she has led organization and government-wide privacy impact assessments and developed privacy management programs within digital health; enterprise resource planning; identity and access management; education; regulated gaming; cannabis and beverage alcohol; municipal, provincial, and federal governments and other areas.

In her community, Kim is supporting the planning for the new Riverview Recreation Centre as a member of the Steering Committee. She has served on boards, chaired her local parent school support committee, and coached competitive basketball. When she is not at work, Kim enjoys spending quality time with her family and relaxing in her garden or at one of New Brunswick’s amazing beaches or hiking trails.

Areas of Specialty
Privacy Impact Assessments, Privacy Management Programs, Privacy Legislative and Policy Analysis, Risk Management