Information Management Forum

The Information Management Forum (IMF) began operation in 2017 following a restructuring of the Information Governance Committee (IGC) which was established in late 2015 to consider the complex risk and regulatory environment in which the University operates and to manage the risks associated with data security and storage.   The new IGC became an Executive level Committee and the IMF, a Senior Management level group.

The Committee is chaired by the Academic Registrar and its membership is taken from senior managers across the University including those with core responsibilities and those with a good understanding of key areas. 

The first meeting of the Committee took place on 24 January 2017.  The Terms of Reference and Composition are given below.

Please contact Jean Ash, Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager, x3341 if you have any queries.

Terms of Reference

  1. Maintain awareness of University strategy and policy relating to information management, risk and security
  2. Contribute to Policy development and implementation
  3. Co-ordinate delivery of local training sessions.
  4. Ensure effective communication on information management matters across the University
  5. To act as information/cyber security champions for their business area by developing their own understanding and promoting awareness of information/cyber security requirements, issues and developments; facilitating communication between the department and IT and Information Governance.

Composition - IMF (as at July 2018)

  • Academic Registrar
  • Information Security Manager
  • University Archivist
  • Director of IT
  • Senior Representative nominated by PVC Research and Enterprise and Vice-Principal
  • Senior Representative nominated by Dean of GSBS
  • Senior Representative nominated by Dean of SEBE
  • Senior Representative nominated by Dean of SHLS
  • Senior Representative nominated by Director of SWBE
  • Senior Representative nominated by Dean of GCU  London
  • Senior Management Representative (Admissions, International, Marketing, Brand Management) nominated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategy (Admissions)
  • Director of Finance
  • Head of Information Compliance
  • Senior Representative nominated by Director of People
  • Senior Management representative (Communication/Strategy & Planning/GCU Foundation) nominated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Strategy  (S&P)
  • Senior Management representative (Student Life/Academic Quality & Development) nominated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic (Student Life from March 2018)
  • Senior Representative from Registry, nominated by Academic Registrar and Director of School Professional Services (from October 2017)
  • Senior Representative from School Professional Services, nominated by Academic Registrar and Director of School Professional Services  (from October 2017)
  • GDPR Project Manager (from January 2018) 
  • Secretary to the Forum

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