Alison North is an international information governance consultant who has been in practice for more than 45 years. Alison started her information management life in the oil and gas industry in Scotland where she became the first woman to work on a North Sea oil platform. She owned her own company for 25 years selling it in 2011. Immediately afterwards she acted as an expert witness for the CPUC in California in the San Bruno Pipeline Rupture and Fire Incident where eight people died in a gas explosion. This case has become the most high profile case involving records management. Her working life encomapsses the world of information and she regularly disrupts business to provide new solutions to embed information with integrity and purpose into the workplace. Much of her work is provided free of charge or on the basis of travel and accommodation. Alison mentors a number of information professionals and business people and is passionate about changing the world for the better through the sharing of information. Alison is also an author having published two books on Managing Retention and Disposition and many papers. She is a Fellow of the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS-UK) and holds the IRMS Lifetime Achievement Award. She is A Fellow of ARMA International (USA) as well as their A|mbassador for EMEA.