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Executive Committee

The IRMS Executive Committee is as follows:

IRMS Constitutional Officers

 

Scott Sammons

Chair:
Scott Sammons AMIRMS, CIPP/E
Scott is the Information Risk & Security Officer for the Medical Defence Union with experience in Data Protection, Privacy, Information Security and Risk Management in the UK as well as throughout Europe. As Treasurer for the Society Scott is responsible for all financial matters including 3rd party services and contracts through to Finance & Deputy Director for Conference. Scott is also the main lead for Students & New Professionals and any Data Protection matters for the IRMS. Scott is also a previous winner of the Society's New Professionals Award in 2012. He joined the Executive Team in 2012 and served both as groups and e-officer before becoming Treasurer in May 2014. Scott became Chair in May 2016. You can find Scott on twitter under @privacyminion or you can email him below.
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Shona Dunning 

Vice Chair:
Shona Dunning
AMIRMS
Shona Dunning is the Records Manager at Bristol City Council. She has worked in records, knowledge and information management since graduating from University in 2001 where she studied Information Management.  Shona is an active member of both the South West and Public Sector groups.  Shona joined the Executive in 2010 as Editorial Director and before becoming Vice Chair in 2013, she also enjoyed a stint as Creative Director.

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Fiona Kearney

Secretary:
Fiona Kearney
AMIRMS
Fiona is a qualified Records Manager and Archivist having worked in Archival Consultancy and Information Management since qualifying in 2006. Fiona is Irish and living in London. She plays camogie and when not brandishing a hurl enjoys relaxing, reading and socialising with friends. Fiona joined the Executive in 2013.
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David Bowen 

Treasurer:
David Bowen - Picture and Bio coming soon...

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IRMS Executive Directors

 

Meic Pierce Owen 

Immediate Past Chair:
Meic Pierce Owen 
AMIRMS, FIRMS, FIIM

Meic Pierce Owen is Records Manager for Perth and Kinross Council. Committed to pragmatic solutions-driven working, when not doing spectacular things with Information Assets, Meic enjoys occasional bouts of spontaneous recreational filing with wife Lisa (also a qualified Records Manager); the company of friends old and new; listening to and making music; travel on his own terms; and, above all, the simple joy of being Welsh. Previously Editorial Director (2009), interim Marketing Director (summer of 2009), Treasurer and Conference Finance Director (2010-14), Meic became Chair in May 2014.

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Jane Proffitt 

Groups:
Jane Proffitt
AMIRMS
Jane owns her own company 'Proffitt from Records Management Limited', established in 2010. Her company provides Information & Records Management consultancy services to both the public and private sector. Prior to Jane setting up her company, 15 years of Jane’s Information & Records Management career was spent with British Telecom managing multiple teams across the UK and overseas.   

Jane has an MSc in Information and Records Management; she is also the published author of Outsourcing Records Management published in 2010. In May 2014 Jane was the recipient of the Information and Records Management Society Practitioner of the Year Highly Commended award. 
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  Emily Overton

 

Training & Representation:
Emily Overton
AMIRMS

Emily is an Information and Records Manager in Central Government, Emily joined the Information and Records Management Profession at the age of 17 and has been on the Executive since 2011.  Emily is currently studying towards her Masters in Records Management and Information Rights with Dundee University. You can find Emily at most IRMS Public Sector Group events or on Twitter as @rmgirluk
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Roger Poole

Private Sector and Commercial Development:
Roger Poole AMIRMS, FIRMS

An award-winning, skilled and knowledgeable information risk professional, with a strong focus on Information Governance, Archiving and Records and Data Management.

Now working occasionally on projects, Roger was previously Risk Management Consultant with KPMG, Global Head of Records Management for Barclays Capital, Records Management Project Lead, Standard Chartered Bank and Regional Head of Archives and Records Management EMEA, Credit Suisse. 

Roger joined the Executive Team in 2012.

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 Paul Duller

International:
Paul Duller
AMIRMS. FIRMS
Paul Duller is Tribal's Information Consultancy Director. He is an international records management specialist, a chartered geologist, chartered scientist and production editor of the IRMS Bulletin. Paul enjoys international travel and has undertaken projects internationally. Paul is a former Chair of the Society.

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Reynold Lemming

Conference Director:
Reynold Leming

Reynold Leming is an experienced information management professional who has skills in developing strategies for enterprise content management solutions and creating processes and policies for information governance. After 10 years working in the City of London for financial information and software companies, Ren has worked in the document management industry since 1997. He has successfully traded as an independent consultant since 2000 and is a Director of Informu Solutions Ltd.  Ren joined the Executive in 2012 as Special Projects Officer- with a particular remit to deliver the Society's 'retention wiki' (affectionately known as 'Renipedia').  With this Project completed, Ren joined Roger (Poole) in the newly-formed PSCD team in the Summer of 2014.  Ren was made an Assistant Director in Autumn 2014 and assumed responsibility for the annual conference in 2015. 

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Neil Reeves

eDirector:
Neil Reeves
CPS/RIM, AMIRMS

Neil is the Electronic Information Officer for the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Attempting to encourage 300 staff to utilise SharePoint effectively is the crux of his role. He gives all new starters an induction in information management and helps the Data Protection Officer with annual refresher training. Neil is closely involved with IRMS South West. In his spare time he enjoys gym classes, a few too many TV shows and sampling his partner's excellent baking! Neil joined the Executive Team in the Autumn of 2014. As of 2015 Neil has started a Diploma at the University of Liverpool in Records and Information Management. In 2016 Neil became a Director with the Society.

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