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The IRMS Awards Panel

The IRMS awards are overseen by a panel of 5 volunteers from the IRMS Leadership Team. These 5 volunteers, led by the Society's Chair, oversee the Awards process and criteria. Where an award is decided by an awards panel they will act as that panel and where there is a tie in a public vote they will have the casting vote. 

The members of the awards panel for 2018 are;

  • Scott Sammons  
    • Declared Interests = Chair of the IRMS, Self-employed at Lighthouse IG, Associate Consultant for Act Now Training Ltd.
  • Sarah Norman
    • Declared Interests = Training Director of the IRMS, Employed by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, volunteer on transcription projects for friends of The National Archives. 
  • Roger Poole 
    • Declared Interests = Commercial Director of the IRMS, Self employed at Information Governance Ltd
  • Neil Reeves 
    • Declared Interests = Digital Director of the IRMS, Employed by UK Ministry of Defence
  • David Paris 
    • Declared Interests = IRMS Scotland Group Chair, Employed by Sainsbury's Bank, Individual Member of the Scottish Council on Archives. 

You can find a copy of their Terms of Reference on the IRMS website. Any questions for the panel should be sent to  

When deciding the Tribal Author of the Year Award a recommendation is made to the panel by our editors in Tribal and the IRMS. 

When deciding the New Professional Award a recommendation is made to the panel by our Chair and Alison North. 

Details of how the awards work, including the criteria for each award, can be found at

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