George MacKenzie

George MacKenzie has been Keeper of the Records of Scotland and Chief Executive of the National Archives of Scotland since 2001, and Registrar General of Scotland and Head of the National Records of Scotland since its inception in 2011. He has acted as a consultant in archival preservation and electronic networks for ICA, UNESCO, the World Bank and the Government of Abu Dhabi. He was a founder member of the International Committee of the Blue Shield, and personally went on missions to Bosnia-Herzegovena to advise on the protection of archives in areas of armed conflict for UNESCO (1995-1996). Among the numerous positions he has held in ICA are: portfolio holder for the Programme Commission (PCOM) in Electronic Records and Automation (2004-2008) and member of PCOM (2008-2012); Member of Executive Committee (1996-2000); Chair of the Project Group on the Protection of Archives (PDP) (1996-2000). He was also Deputy Secretary General (1995-2000). In recent years he is perhaps best known as ICA’s constitutional expert, working on amendments to the ICA constitution in Vienna in 2004, and presenting the new ICA constitution to the AGM in Brisbane 2012.