For the first time in its history, PRISM (Professional Records and Information Services Management) International, the not-for-profit records and information services management trade association, has appointed a South African representative to sit on its Advisory Council.
Guy Kimble, Managing Director of South African-based records management company Metrofile, a group company of JSE-listed Metrofile Holdings Limited Group, has been appointed to sit on the Asia Pacific Advisory Council for PRISM International for the current year.
According to Kimble, PRISM International is the leading global provider of advocacy, education and networking services for organisations that offer records and information management services, thereby assisting businesses throughout the world by raising awareness of international best practice that ultimately benefit the customer.
The Asia Pacific Advisory Council acts as an international task group with the specific focus of planning the educational content, theme and other special events relating to the Asia Pacific region’s annual PRISM conference. Members are tasked to recruit speakers, exhibitors and sponsors to ensure that all attendees gain a valuable insight into the industry and come away with an in-depth understanding of operating as a records management business.
Kimble says, “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to participate in the PRISM Advisory Council in order to gain experience and understanding of the International Records Management industry. This role seeks to maintain strong ties between the organisation and regional members and is crucial in raising awareness around all facets of records management.”
He says this appointment is even more important as it marks the first time that a South African representative has been appointed to the advisory council and potentially the board. “One of my aims in the role is to bring a greater awareness of PRISM International to the southern half of Africa, as well as a greater awareness of the specific needs of industry standards around records management as the move towards risk mitigation and compliance becomes more critical by the day.”
“It is very exciting that South Africa’s burgeoning records management industry is now being recognised by its peers around the world. The industry has evolved significantly in recent years and we can proudly say that we are leading from the front with innovative ideas and new methods of managing records that enable our customers to focus on their business drivers,” concludes Kimble.