Simon Chu, Adrian Cunningham and Nolda Römer-Kenepa awarded ICA Fellowship

ICA | 25 November 2019

The General Assembly 2019, held in Adelaide, Australia, nominated Mr Simon Chu, Mr Adrian Cunningham and Ms Nolda Römer-Kenepa as Fellows of ICA, to acknowledge and celebrate these three great professionals.


Simon Chu

Simon Chu has been an active member and advocate for the ICA for several decades, serving as Secretary General of EASTICA from 1997 to 2017, as a member of the SPA steering committee and corresponding member of the SAE. He developed the Post Graduate Certificate in Archival Study in cooperation with EASTICA and the University of Hong Kong, attracting students from many countries in the region. The first archivist and records manager for the government of Hong Kong, appointed in the early 1990s, he convinced the government to build a properly designed archives facility (1997) and continues the campaign to secure suitable archives legislation.

Adrian Cunningham

Adrian Cunningham has earned respect throughout the ICA and the archival community in Australia. He has authored more than 60 articles, many reflecting his deep commitment to standards for archives and recordkeeping. He has served as treasurer of PARBICA (2003-2011) leading the project to develop the influential PARBICA Recordkeeping for Good Governance Toolkit. He has been a knowledgeable participant in ICA’s committees addressing the need for descriptive standards, developing the ICA-Req (2008) and advocating for their adoption as an ISO standard. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the Australian Society of Archivists and with the Emmett Leahy Award for services to records management.

Nolda Römer-Kenepa

For more than 12 years, Nolda Römer-Kenepa (1994-2006) served on the executive council of CARBICA, organizing workshops and training events including both the International African Diaspora Congress in 2003 and the 2nd Annual conference on the Preservation of Archives in Tropical Climates. She hosted the 2006 CITRA in Curaçao and subsequently served as Vice-President (CITRA) of the ICA, (2008-2012). Her nominators stress her organizational, leadership and administrative talents but also refer to her thoughtful manner