Speakers

bio_jones Julia Jones Since achieving 1st Class Honours in Librarianship in 1978, I have been fortunate to have had a career in Information Management which has spanned a very wide range of institutions – Cambridge college libraries, public libraries, a research institute in Artificial Intelligence, a strategy consulting firm, executive search firms, The British Library, science defence research, The National Archives, and now the largest public inquiry in the UK.  As well as managing large teams, I’ve spanned librarianship, research management, information management, EDRM, records management and knowledge management.   An MBA added to my information management skills some better understanding of business and management.
 bio_tough Dr Alistair Tough is a Senior Lecturer in the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute in the University of Glasgow.  He is also the Archivist of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.  In 1999 and 2000 he was seconded to the Civil Service Department in Tanzania as an adviser to the Public Sector Reform Programme.  He has undertaken Records Management consultancy work in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia.  He has held research fellowships at Balliol College, Oxford and the universities of Michigan and Stanford.  Since 2009 he has contributed to the development of a MLIS degree programme in Malawi which admitted its first students in 2015.  In 2002 he received the Annual Award of the Records Management Society of Great Britain.
 bio_tyake Sarah Tyacke CB, Hon. D.Litt., FSA, FRHistS, Distinguished Senior Fellow, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and Chair of the International Records Management Trust (IRMT). She was a member of the Independent Hillsborough Panel in 2010-12 which reported to the UK Government on the Football Disaster of 1989. This report was based on the evidence of all discoverable records at that time and over 450,000 disclosed documents were placed on a dedicated website in September 2012 for the public to consult.
She was Keeper of Public Records and Historical Manuscripts Commissioner for the United Kingdom government and Chief Executive of the National Archives of England and Wales 1992-2005: responsible for the establishment of The National Archives, which brought together  the Public Record Office and the Historical Manuscripts Commission in April 2003.More recently she has reviewed the archival and records system in Finland for the Finnish government (2006) and that of the Swiss Federation for the Swiss government (2009) and the Endangered Archives Programme of the British Library for the funders – Arcadia (2010). She has also advised Archivists in Cuba (2006), in Singapore, in South Africa (2007) and in Abu Dhabi (2008). As chair of the re-established Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) she has continued to contribute to the outreach work of International Council on Archives (ICA) for archivists in low-resourced environments across the world.
 Prof Nick Barratt Dr Nick Barrett was educated at Hampton School, and took a PhD in history from King’s College London, before completing his PhD in state finance and fiscal history also from King’s College London.[1] He then worked at the Public Record Office, now The National Archives, from 1996-2000 before leaving to work as a specialist researcher at the BBC, whilst establishing Sticks Research Agency. He is also CEO of Nations Memory Bank and advisor at Digital Estate Corporation. He is currently involved in the project the Family History Show, a genealogy video magazine.
 bio_eliz Ms Elizabeth Denham is the UK Information Commissioner. She took over the role from Christopher Graham (who concluded his tenure on 28 June 2016) in July 2016. Elizabeth previously held the title of Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and was appointed to this role in May 2010. Prior to this she had been the Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada from 2007.

During her time as Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Elizabeth called for the proactive disclosure of records and published best practices for government ministries and public bodies. She also co-authored a guidance document called Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program.

Elizabeth studied at The University of British Columbia from 1977-1984 and has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in of Archival and Information Science.  She was honored as a UBC distinguished alumni for her work in archives and leadership in the field of access and privacy. In 2013, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her service as an Officer of the Legislature of B.C.

 David Nicholas Prof David Nicholas, Director, Ciber Research Ltd http://ciber-research.eu/CIBER_team.html
 Alison Diamond Alison Diamond, Archivist, Duke of Argyll, Inverary Castle https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-diamond-bd-hons-ma-frsa-rmara-b0128042
 William Merrin Assoc. Prof William Merrin, Media & Communication, University of Swansea http://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/academic/artshumanities/pcs/merrinw/
 bio_gill Simon Gill has extensive experience of public financial management reform and institutional development gained over the last 30 years. He is currently the Head of Programme for Public Finance and Institutions at the Overseas Development Institute and has oversight over programmes in Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, DRC and South Sudan. He has previously worked long term within a Ministry of Finance in Africa and in an implementing Ministry in South East Asia in addition to numerous short term assignments. He previously worked for DFID in London, East Kilbride and Tanzania in roles encompassing the policy, operational and corporate functions. He is able to draw on his wider work related experience in the UK public sector which has covered Health, Local Government and public utilities.
bio_greg Greg Falconer is Deputy Director, Digital Records and Information Management at Cabinet Office. He has served at the centre of government for the past three years, leading civil service efficiency and reform projects and other strategic initiatives. Previously, Greg was Associate Director at Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy and a strategy consultant at KPMG. He has also spent time in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and at RAND Europe. Greg studied History at Durham and International Relations at Cambridge.
Bruno Longmore, Head of Government Records, National Records Scotland
bio_sinead Dr Sinéad Ring teaches The Law of Evidence, and Gender Sexuality and Law at Kent Law School.  Prior to joining KLS she worked at the National University of Ireland, Galway and at the Law Reform Commission of Ireland. Her main research interest lies in law’s attempts to deal with historical child sexual abuse. She is particularly interested in how ideas of trauma and national identity influence the discursive construction of Ireland’s history of child sexual abuse. Her doctorate, which was funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, examined how law shapes notions of truth and accountability in historic child sexual abuse prosecutions. Sinéad’s current work examines questions of State responsibility and complicity in relation to historic child sexual abuse, including the ethical responsibility to remember the past.

She is a Co-Director of Graduate Studies at KLS and a Co-Director of the Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality.
She has held visiting positions at Harvard Law School, Osgoode Hall, University College Dublin and at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Sinéad blogs on current issues relating to her research interests at Human Rights in Ireland (www.humanrights.ie).

A selection of her publications is available here: https://kent.academia.edu/SineadRing