Global ICT Professional Body Elects New Leader
South African Moira de Roche Takes Over as Chair of IFIP IP3
Thursday 28 September 2017 – The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), the ICT professionalism arm of IFIP, (International Federation for Information Processing), the global federation of national computer societies, has elected Moira de Roche as its new Chair.
Ms de Roche, who previously served as Vice Chair and has been active in IP3 since its inception, takes over from Brenda Aynsley of Australia, who stepped down after six years as leader.
In accepting the new role, Ms de Roche paid tribute to Ms Aynsley, who will continue to play a role on the IP3 Board as Immediate Past Chair.
“I am honoured to be elected as the new Chair and realise that I have a hard act to follow. Brenda has been a great leader who inspired the board and members to devote time, passion and energy to promote the Partnership,” she said, pointing to IP3’s increased profile at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, at the United Nations and elsewhere.
Ms de Roche said IP3 would continue to actively promote the importance of ICT professionalism in driving positive outcomes across government, business and society.
In addition to her extensive international work with IP3, Ms de Roche is a former President, Director, Professional Member and Fellow of IITPSA, the IT Professional body in South Africa.
The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is a project of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the global body for ICT professionals. IP3 is leading the development of the global IT profession by providing a platform to will help shape and implement relevant policies to foster professionalism in ICT worldwide. Our mission is to establish a global partnership that will strengthen the ICT profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies by: defining international standards of professionalism in ICT; creating infrastructure to encourage and support the development of both ICT practitioners and employer organisations; and give recognition to those who meet and maintain the required standards for knowledge, experience, competence and integrity. To carry out this mission, IP3 works closely with member bodies and partners who share our commitment to creating a sound global ICT profession. www.ipthree.org
IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.
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