LEE’S SUMMIT, MO and BURLEIGH HEADS, AU/ACCESSWIRE/April 7, 2022 /ARMA International (www.arma.org), the world’s leading membership organization serving professionals who manage and govern information assets and Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) (www.rimpa.com.au/), the oldest leading body for industry practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, today announced a global partnership to better serve the information management profession worldwide.

The global partnership between these two leading global organizations will provide many benefits to their 7,000 collective members who will now have the opportunity to become joint members of both organizations; access to reciprocal resources, including communities and professional development, education and certifications; and advocacy for the information management and information governance profession. Together, the two organizations will work together to provide a unique perspective on global information issues.

“Increasing the organization’s influence in the information management profession globally is a key strategic objective set forth by the ARMA Board of Directors. A partnership between ARMA and RIMPA is an incredible opportunity to create a global alliance for the industry and increase opportunities for all of our members worldwide,” added Michael Haley, Chairman, Board of Directors, ARMA.

“Information management and record keeping is a global challenge to do well. For the benefit of the citizens of the world, I consider the ARMA and RIMPA alliance to be a very important step in addressing this challenge through the exchange information, resource sharing and goodwill and I am very proud to be part of this exciting journey that we are about to embark on,” said Thomas Kaufhold, Chairman of the Board, RIMPA.

The two organizations have already started collaborating. ARMA Executive Director Nathan Hughes and ARMA President-Elect Wendy McLain will attend RIMPA Live 2022, June 14-17 in Canberra, Australia, and participate in board meetings from RIMPA. Anne Cornish, RIMPA Chief Executive Officer and Thomas Kaufhold, RIMPA Board Chairman, will attend ARMA’s InfoCon 2022, October 16-19, in Nashville, TN, and participate in meetings with the Board of Directors of the ARMA.

“The partnership between ARMA and RIMPA provides the opportunity to integrate two of the largest information management communities to continue to raise industry awareness. The possibilities expand exponentially when like-minded organizations work globally for their members and foster an environment for growth,” mentioned Nathan Hughes, Executive Director, ARMA.

“A RIMPA and ARMA alliance offers both member groups the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and expand networking opportunities. Working together on global issues and increasing access to professional development opportunities and resources is a positive sign. of how society can function effectively in separate hemispheres,” added Anne Cornish, President and CEO, RIMPA.

OnARMA International

ARMA International (www.arma.org), established in 1955, is the world’s leading membership organization serving nearly 5,000 professionals who manage and govern information in 52 countries. Members represent the community of records management, information management, and information governance professionals who unlock the benefits and reduce the risks of information. ARMA provides information professionals with the resources, tools and training they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework. Work associated with the framework includes the Principles, the Information Governance Maturity Model, and the Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK). ARMA recognizes professionals who master these concepts through the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification.

About Australasia Records and Information Management Professionals

The Records and Information Management Professionals Australia (RIMPA) (www.rimpa.com.au/) established in 1969, represents over 2,000 professionals and organizations from the private sector, Commonwealth, Federal, State and local governments. RIMPA has active branches and chapters operating in all states and territories of Australia and New Zealand. RIMPA is the oldest leading body for industry practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere and actively promotes best practices, sets industry standards and fosters professional development across all industries and industries. educational institutions. Through its international partnerships with other leading organizations, RIMPA offers its members access to an accomplished cadre of professional associations. RIMPA has strategic alliances with Information Governance ANZ, Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML), Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Society of Archivist (ASA) and Leadership Through Data.


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