Who's who

Meet the team

Garlik is the leading technology innovator and identity expert, and was established by the founders of the online banks, Egg and First Direct.

We collaborate with a panel of world-class ID protection and technology experts including former British Computer Society president Professor Nigel Shadbolt.

Together we have developed a range of products and services to give individuals the power to take control of their personal information online.

Andy Thomas / Managing Director

Andy joined Garlik in 2007 to lead the commercial development of the business, its products and services. Prior to Garlik he worked at Sun Microsystems and, latterly, Cap Gemini where he was Business Development Director for the Retail & Consumer Products sector.

Steve Harris / Chief Technology Officer

Steve is responsible for Garlik's secure, industrial strength technology platform. In the Semantic Web community, he is widely regarded as the architect of Garlik's open source, scalable RDF platform, 5store, and has served on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working groups that defined the SPARQL query.

Nigel Shadbolt / Advisor

Nigel is Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science. His current research focus is the Semantic Web. In 2009, together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, he was appointed Information Advisor by the Prime Minister, tasked with transforming public access to Government Information. He is also a former President of the British Computer Society.

Garlik promise

Give you the power to take control of your vital personal information

Help you understand what information about you is easily disclosed online

Give you the best advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft and financial fraud.

People we've helped

“Data Patrol sent me an alert via email, notifying that my personal details had been exposed.  I called Garlik Customer Service and spoke to an advisor who suggested I change my email password as well as passwords for any online accounts where my email address was registered..."

Free tools
  • Find out if your email address has been compromised in recent data breaches using our free email checker.

  • Our hot spot map illustrates where in the UK we have seen our users fall victim to online fraud

  • If you receive an email that you think might be a scam, even if you are not sure then let us know and we will give you our expert opinion.