Mentors 2022

We are glad to announce the New Professionals' Mentors for this year. We received 16 applications from colleagues from all over the world, ready and willing to give time and support to the Active New Professionals

The pairings are based on the bios, interests and language preferences of all Mentors and Mentees. Regular cohort meetings with all Mentors and Mentees will also provide a great opportunity for everyone to learn from each other. 


Active New Professional


Gina Maria Chacón Vargas 

Ted Cheng Yui-tat, from Hong Kong (China) 

Janny Sjåholm 

Margaret Crockett, from London (UK) 

Susannah Tindall 

Victor Kabata, from Kenya, currently living on Al Reem Island (United Arab Emirates) 

Lerato Tshabalala 

Normand Charbonneau, from Montréal (Québec - Canada) 

Laura Yturbe 

Sergio Miranda de Lima, from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 

Oscar Zamora Flores 

Rodrigo Sandoval Diaz, from Santiago (Chile)


To welcome this new group of mentors into the programme and the ICA community, we invite you to read their biographies, as written by their Mentees.  

Ted Cheng Yui-tat 

Ted Cheng is an Archivist working in the Government Records Service of Hong Kong, where he has held different posts for the last 25 years engaging in various archival functions and related projects including acquisition, appraisal, accessioning, description, access, and system development. Currently, he is responsible for providing support to the study on archives legislation and conducting research on archives and records management.   

Ted holds a PhD in History from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MA in Records and Archives Management from the University College London, UK. Also, he is a Certified Archivist (Academy of Certified Archivists, USA).   

On the academic side, Ted is interested in archival history, colonial archives, and displaced archives. He believes in the great values that archives provide to the current and future world. He enjoys most understanding archives and knowing the past through the archives. He is grateful to be a practitioner contributing to the preservation of archival heritage.  

  • Mentee: Gina Maria Chacón Vargas, Costa Rica 

Margaret Crockett 

Margaret Crockett is a consultant archivist and records manager with over 30 years of experience. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Archives-Skills Consultancy (TASC) and the founder of Margaret Crockett ltd. Both companies deliver archives and records management training and provide consultancy in all aspects of archives and recordkeeping. As a consultant, Margaret has worked for large and small businesses, non-governmental organisations, local government, and charities, both in the UK and internationally. As well as working as a consultant, Margaret has also published articles, training resources and a book on managing records and archives. She is based in London, UK. 

Margaret has a longstanding commitment to the international community and first began her international career as an archivist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, US. Later, she worked at the Open Society Archive in Budapest, Hungary, and the UN Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia.  

Her interest in international work is also apparent through her long commitment to ICA. Margaret started in ICA as a volunteer, working primarily with ICA's conferences. Since then, she has served as the Deputy Secretary General, focusing on the different programmes. Since 2018 Margaret has been working as ICA's first Training Officer as part of her consultancy. She is responsible for online learning courses and focuses on training and capacity building.  

Margaret holds a BA in History from Swansea University College and a Postgraduate Diploma in Archive Studies from University College London. In addition to this, she also has a Diploma in Modern German Studies from Birkbeck College. 

  • Mentee: Janny Sjåholm, Norway 

Victor Kabata 

Victor Kabata is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi. He has completed a Bachelor of Information Science, specialising in Records and Libraries, which led him to the National Archives in Kenya. This first role was in governance, providing training and advising government entities on their records management responsibilities.  

In 2016, Victor left the National Archives and moved to South Africa to commence his PhD. He decided to devote the next three years to his studies, exposing himself to a wealth of research and gaining a better understanding of our profession. Victor’s PhD focuses on the issues surrounding access to information, and how public institutions can both provide and protect this access.   

Upon finishing his studies in 2019, Victor decided to move away from his previous role as a practitioner, and move into the world of academia. He successfully applied for a post-doctorate role in archives and records management in the UAE, and now teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students, alongside researching.    

Victor is currently contributing to the growth and centralisation of records management within the UAE, with a particular focus on the electronic records management. Excitingly, he has 40 students due to graduate and enter the profession.   

In November 2021, Victor was awarded an ICA FIDA (Fund for International Archival Development) grant for EDRMS implementation in government. This will be a six-month project.  

  • Mentee: Susannah Tindall, Australia 

Normand Charbonneau 

Now retired, Normand Charbonneau had been working at Library and Archives Canada since 2015 as Deputy Librarian and Archivist of Canada and Chief Operating Officer. He is now the chair of the Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) and was previously the Vice-President Programme of the International Council on Archives. He started his career as records manager in different Canadian organizations before becoming an archivist at the Archives nationales du Québec (Québec State Archives) in 1990 where he held various responsibilities ending with his nomination as Québec National (state) Archivist in 2012. He has taught archival science at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at Université Laval in Quebec City. He played multiple roles in professional associations in Canada and was involved for many years in the international francophone archival community. He has published and lectured frequently, often on his favorite topics, photographic archives, the importance of good recordkeeping in the governance of organizations and, lately, on the importance of decolonizing archival organization’s processes and culture to achieve a meaningful reconciliation.  

  • Mentee: Lerato Tshabalala, South Africa 

Sergio Miranda de Lima 

Sergio de Lima has a degree in Archival Studies (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and History (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro), a specialization in Knowledge Organization for Information Retrieval, and also a Master's degree in Social Memory (Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro).  Since 1988, he has been an Archivist at the National Archives of Brazil, having worked in the area of audiovisual documents and having been Supervisor of the Iconographic Documents Section (photographs, drawings, posters, etc) for 18 years, with experience in archival description and databases. Also, he has been a History Professor at the Rio de Janeiro City Hall since 1995.   

He has participated in courses, internships and training in the following international institutions: Archivo General de la Admininstración, Spain, Portuguese Center of Photography and National Archives of the Torre do Tombo (Portugal), AECID (Dominican Republic and Guatemala), Iberarchivos meeting and visit to the Archivo de Indias (Seville).    

Currently, Sergio is an Advisor for International Affairs at the General Directorate of the National Archives, with experience in assisting and monitoring the following institutions: ICA, ALA, FIAF and Iberarchivos, the later providing assistance to the archival projects of the Brazilian archives. 

Sergio is interested in: description, rules and standardization (ISAD and RiC), data management, photographic records, etc.   

  • Mentee: Laura Yturbe Mori, Peru 

Rodrigo Sandoval Diaz 

Rodrigo Esteban Sandoval Diaz lives in Santiago, Chile. He has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and a Master’s degree in Archiving from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.  

Currently, he is a professor for Masters in Records Management at the P. Universidad Catolica de Chile where he teaches archiving courses. One of his many projects is El Programa de Archivos Escolares (PAE). This project focuses on the recovery and accessibility of school archives to reconstruct local memory- in this case, between the school community and the school as an institution.  

Another very interesting project that he was part of was the creation of the Chile Archivists Without Borders Association in 2012. Since 2019, Rodrigo has served as president for the Memory of the World Chilean National Committee and as vice-president for the Memory of the World, Latin-America and Caribbean Regional committee. Rodrigo is particularly interested in the link with local communities, digital humanities tools, design training and outreach materials for communities. 

  • Mentee: Oscar Zamora Flores, USA