Jeff James appointed as ad interim President FAN

On the 3rd October, 2017 Mr Eric Chin wrote to me advising that, owing to a change in his official responsibilities within the Singapore Government administration, he was resigning from the post of President FAN (Forum of National Archivists). In accepting Mr Chin’s resignation, I expressed ICA’s gratitude for Eric’s many contributions to FAN, the Executive Board and PCOM over the past three years; and noted that while ICA will be sad to lose the considerable expertise of Eric in these roles, his decision is quite understandable. I also note with great appreciation that Eric will remain within the ICA community, contributing to expert groups and other initiatives.

To maintain continuity and assure a substantial and valuable FAN meeting in Mexico this November, I am pleased to announce that Mr Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper of the National Archives of the UK, has accepted appointment to the role of ad interim President FAN; pending the running of elections in 2018.  Jeff brings a great depth of experience to the role, and is now heavily engaged in the planning for the FAN session at ALA-ICA Mexico City.  With the appointment, Jeff also now joins the ICA Executive Board and PCOM; again bringing his considerable experience and expertise to strengthen the governance and strategic direction of ICA.


David Fricker
President ICA


Jeff James, Chief Executive and Keeper National Archives UK
Ad interim President, Forum of National Archivists