Enlarged Secretariat Team

Margaret Crockett, Training Officer

Margaret works for ICA as Training Officer on a consultancy basis two days a week. She is responsible for ICA’s face-to-face training and the online learning platform. Working within the Professional Programme, Margaret advises on all aspects of ICA’s training and capacity building activity. In particular she manages content development and delivery for ICA’s learning management system, manages the workshop programme at annual conferences, advises the Programme Commission and project managers on training activity across the ICA network and supports and delivers face-to-face training.


Margaret Turner, Translations and Publications Adviser

Margaret Turner, as Translations and Publications Adviser, is responsible for ensuring firstly that all key documents of ICA are made available in the 6 principal UNESCO languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) and secondly, by working collaboratively with ICA Branches and Sections to investigate ways in which the translation of other ICA material can be made available in a wide variety of languages. She is also principal minute taker for meetings of the Executive Board and the Programme Commission.


Didier Grange, Special Adviser

After having held various élective or volontary positions within the ICA, Didier became “Special adviser” in 2010.

As such he carries various tasks for the ICA Secretariat such as contributing to the review of Congresses and Conferences, representing ICA on the Portail International Archivistique Francophone (PIAF), participating as a member of the Programme Commission (PCOM) and chairing the Expert Group on Legal Matters (EGLM) and on the Expert Group on Theft, Trafficking and Tampering of Documents (EGATTT)

Also, he keeps track of developments on ICA and the archival world generally.

At the request of the President or the Secretary General, he represents the ICA in negotiations and conferences for example, and, finally, he deals with different ad hoc subjects. Occasionally, he also writes texts and does translations. This activity is pro-bono and done on his free time


Jessica Squires, Secretary of the FIDA


Roman Lescano, Community Manager Facebook Twitter Linkedin

Graduated from the National University of Cordoba in Argentina, Roman is a member of the International Council on Archives and the Network of Graduated Archivists of Córdoba.

He started his professional career in the "Archivo de la Memoria" in Córdoba province, where he digitized documents that referred to the disappeared in the last Argentine military dictatorship. Then he worked as an Archivist in the audiovisual archive of the Multimedia SRT where he did basic preservation, appraisal, indexing and inventory of broadcasted TV and radio news (local, national and international). Fonds included 16mm film reels, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, still pictures, slides, digitally transferred films and native digitally generated media content.

Travels and archives lover, 2014 New Professional bursary, regular member of the Human Rights Working Group, Roman participated in Archival events in Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Nepal and Cameroon. He is currently working as an Archivist in the Clarín Media Group and as part of the Communication team, he manages the official ICA Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts.

This activity is pro-bono and done on his free time


Yujue Wang, Wechat Community Manager

Yujue Wang is Doctor of History (École nationale des Chartes, France), Associate Professor of Archival Science at School of Information Management in Wuhan University. As the most populous country in the world, in China, there are 35 universities that have archival science majors, and at least 500 teachers (including researchers) work in the field of archival education. As the bursary holder of ICA New Professionals Programme 2016, she wants to build bridges between Chinese archivists and those in other countries, and help others in the world learn more about Chinese archival practice and research. She is part of the Communication team and created the official ICA account on WeChat, the most popular social media in China. As one of the few Chinese archivists who speaks French, she wishes to be involved in ICA and the Francophone community so that Chinese archivists can exchange and communicate with French-speaking countries.

Zilin Li, Wechat Community Manager

Zilin Li is currently a PhD student in Archival Science at the School of Information Resource Management of Renmin University of China, Zilin Li has been working for three years in the National Archives Administration of China. She has been part of the ICA Wechat team since 2016 under the guidance of Dr. Yujue Wang and has been responsible for the WeChat community since 2018, managing the daily work of the social media account and communicating with the Marketing and Communication Manager of ICA. For more than two years, she has been encouraging more and more Chinese archival students to take part in communication between the Chinese archival community and the ICA through the ICA-WeChat account.

Nicola Laurent, Coordinator for the New Professionals Programme

Nicola is the Senior Project Archivist on the Find & Connect web resource, based at the University of Melbourne in Australia and Vice-President of the Australian Society of Archivists. Nicola's research focus is on trauma-informed archival practice, with an emphasis on raising awareness of the effects of vicarious trauma and emotional labour, and the creation of resources to support people within the archival profession.

Nicola was a recipient of the New Professional Programme in 2016, attending the Seoul Congress, and has remained actively involved in the ICA since then. She presented at the ICA Section on University and Research Institution Archives (ICA-SUV) 2017 Conference, the 2017 ALA-ICA Conference and the 2019 ICA Conference. Nicola assisted the ICA-SUV with their blog, website transfer and communications throughout 2018, and was a 2019 conference buddy to a current New Professional.

Nicola looks forward to working with the ICA community to continue to grow and integrate the New Professionals Programme to support the aims of the ICA, the archival profession, and most importantly, new archivists and recordkeepers.


This pro-bono activity is done on her free time.

Laura Millar, Coordinator Mentors-Buddies for the New Professionals Programme

Laura Millar has been a records and archives consultant and independent scholar for over 30 years, advising governments, universities, colleges, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and other agencies in Canada and around the world. She is the author of several books on archives and records management.

As Conference Buddy/Mentor Liaison for the New Professionals Programme, Laura helps to identify and coordinate the activities of Conference Buddies and Mentors with New Professionals during the year in which those New Professionals are active. Conference buddies help New Professionals navigate the annual ICA conference by offering advice about local arrangements or Conference activities, introducing New Professionals to colleagues, and facilitating the attendance by New Professionals at meetings or other events, in order to expose the New Professionals to aspects of the ICA’s activities. Mentors provide professional support to New Professionals by providing advice, answering questions and otherwise being available to guide and support their assigned New Professionals throughout their term.

Laura welcomes applications for Mentors and Buddies from mid-career professionals from around the world and is happy to answer any questions about the role of Mentors and Buddies. She can be reached at millar@ica.org


James Lowry, Secretary of the Africa Programme


James Lowry is a lecturer at the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies. He was Deputy Director of the International Records Management Trust following a career in public sector records and archives management in the UK and Australia. He is Secretary to the ICA's Africa Programme, an ex-officio member of the Programme Commission, and a member of the Comma editorial board. This pro-bono activity is done in his free time. He is also Chair of the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers (ACARM) and a trustee of the International Records Management Trust. His recent publications include Displaced Archives, published by Routledge in 2017.