Our Faculty 

We parade leading experts in the Industry and our faculty make themselves available to members. Beyond facts and skills, our classes offer strategic perspective. We explore how the minds of management experts work and demonstrate how to put theory into practice.

Many of our faculty are vitally connected to the business world as corporate advisors. These associations give them—and you—real-world perspective and know-how.


  NAME & PROFESSIONAL PROFILE FACULTY


Paul Mullon, FIIM

PauPaul is an Information Governance consultant.  Whilst this is a relatively new term it encompasses a range of traditional activities, from Records and Information  Management through to complex Content and Knowledge Management implementations.   He has a diverse background which allows him to bring this multi-facted perspective to the industry.

His academic background is in business management; he has a B. Com (Hons), and an MBA.  This background means that he clearly understands how and why Information must support business and its processes and operations.  He has been  in the computer or information  industry for over 24 years, having worked for a number of South African leading companies. In the early stages of his career he was technically involved in the computer industry, providing operating and application system support to mainframe and mini-computer customers.  Although no longer as involved in the details of the technology, this background gives him a unique view into how systems work and integrate with the business. 

During the last 18 years he has been involved in workflow, document and records management implementations and solutions to many of South Africa’s corporations. This focus on the Enterprise Content Management arena has allowed him to build specialist knowledge on all aspects of the field.  He has worked in both the paper and electronic document and records management environments, giving him great insight into both, and how they interact in the real world.  His engagements have included Government and private sector organisations.

He has presented at many conferences and workshops, and has published over 200 articles on these subjects

Mr Mullon is a frequent member of ARMA and AIIM, and is very involved in standards development for document management applications and records management at both South African and international levels. In 2005 Mr Mullon was appointed as the world-wide Convenor of an ISO working group for the Long Term Preservation of Electronic Records.  In addition he is Chairman of the South African Technical Committee for Document Management Applications which looks at document and records management technology standards.

He is the Founding Member of CORConcepts, an information management consultancy.


Records and Information Management Faculty

 James Lowry, FIIM

James is Lecturer, Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies. He started his career in records and archives in the state government of South Australia. After moving to the UK in 2007, he worked in the public and private sectors and joined the Trust in 2009. During his time with the Trust, he has led a digital records management project in Nigeria, which won the Records and Information Management Awareness Foundation award for Health Information Management Project of the Year in 2011. He was project manager for the IDRC-fundedAligning Records Management with ICT, e-Government and Freedom of Information in East Africa research project, which examined public sector records management capacity across Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. James is a member of the international project team developing implementation guidelines and training material for the ICA’s Principles and Functional Requirements for Records in Electronic Office Environments (ICA-Req), and sits on the board of the Nigerian Institute for Information Management. He holds a Masters degree in Information Management (Archives and Record-Keeping) from Curtin University.

 Records and Information Management Faculty

 Hafedh BEN HAMIDA, FIIM

An Information Security Consultant - Expert, TÜV Lead Tutor for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Hafedh is a Tunisian Expert based in Paris, CISSP® and CEH® Certified Engineer, Consultant in Information Assurance with 10-year hands-on experience on Strategic, Tactical and Operational Projects for Big and Mid-Sized Companies.

He has lead and managed several missions related to Security Governance, Risk Analysis and Security Policies before being appointed as the CEO of IT-SECURE. He has animated high-level International workshops and conferences in France, Tunisia, KSA, Algeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Canada, Hong Kong, Morocco, Libya, Vietnam, China, etc.

Moreover, he is working hard to develop The Information and Communication Technologies across Africa as he is regularly appointed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to perform High-Level Security Trainings to many IT Engineers gathered annually from many African Countries to strengthen their skills. He is also the Owner of the CERT-AFRICA Group on LinkedIn which gathers hundreds of IT Professionals across Europe and Africa with a total commitment to achieve strategic goals on a continent scale.

BEN is an IT Engineer with a Master’s Degree in Information Assurance. He is the 1st Tunisian recognized by the American EC-Council as a CEH and a CHFI Certified Expert. Besides, he is accredited by the National Agency for Computer Security (NACS) to perform security audits on the National Level. Also he is MSCE 2003 Security, LPIC-1, CCNA, ISO/IEC 27001 IRCA, ITIL and CompTIA Security+.


Information Security Faculty
 

Collin Crooks MBE, FIRMS, FIIM 

Collin Crooks has been directly involved in introducing programmes for openness, access to information and enhanced records management in major UK central government departments since 1988. He has also led numerous practical records restructuring workshops across Africa, and trained information professionals in several countries, including Ghana, The Gambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Barbados, Malaysia, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Zambia, India and Malta. He also developed the Government of Tanzania’s vocational training scheme for Records and Information Managers. He has carried out training for Ernst and Young in Kuwait and assessed the records management procedures of the Central Bank of the Bahamas. He is currently consulting with The Emirate of Kano on an online portal development and assisting the Court of Appeal Nigeria in developing strategies for electronic court records management. 

Until May 2012 Collin was Senior Information Access Manager for the UK Department for Education. In that role he had specific responsibility for the implementation of Freedom of Information legislation and a general responsibility for records and encouraging more accountability and a greater culture of openness. He is a former Director of the Information and Records Management Society and is currently the International Officer and was awarded Fellowship and Lifetime Achievement in 2014. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the 

Institute of Information Management Africa based in Nigeria and was awarded Fellowship in 2014.  In 2009 he was honoured with an MBE by the Queen for his many services to Records Management around the world. 

Records and Information Management Faculty