Information and Records Management Society appoints BGS data manager as vice-chair

Jaana Pinnick
BGS Data Manager, Jaana Pinnick, has been appointed vice-chair of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS).

Jaana is responsible for research data and digital preservation at the BGS, managing the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGDC) grants team and leading the development of the BGS digital preservation programme to ensure the long-term usability and accessibility of geoscience data held at the NGDC.

She will begin her appointment as vice-chair in May 2020, bringing considerable experience in data management to work with the executive committee and provide leadership to the society.

Jaana said:

'I have worked as the IRMS groups director for the last two years getting to know all the regional and special interest groups across the UK and Ireland, and before that as the Midlands Group Chair. Our members come from a wide variety of organisations within the information and records management profession. My first duty in May will be to introduce the second day of our annual IRMS Conference, which is an essential event with a packed programme of inspirational speakers for information professionals across the UK.'

Established in 1983, the IRMS is the foremost professional association for all information professionals with a mission to provide leadership in records and information management. A not-for-profit organisation, it currently represents over 1000 members from the UK and around the world spanning the public, private and third sectors.

Businesses, organisations and individuals responsible for managing records and data are under increasing pressure to ensure that information is gathered, processed, stored, accessed, used and shared in the appropriate way.

Jaana has been a member of the IRMS executive team since 2018 and is an accredited member of the society.

Membership of the IRMS includes access to a range of advice and guidance, opportunities to gain professional accreditation, and eligibility for industry awards. Membership of the IRMS includes access to a range of advice and guidance, opportunities to gain professional accreditation, and eligibility for industry awards.





Published

17 February 2020