VSJ – April 2009 – Members’ News

Council Elections

As reported in February, the deadline for nominations for election to the Council was the end of the month, so we now know who wishes to serve for the next three years. Between now and July, each nominee will have the opportunity to introduce (or re-introduce) him or herself through these pages. This month, Ian Walker talks about himself.

My first experience of IT came in 1975 when, as a schoolboy, I was offered day release courses in either Bricklaying, Plumbing or Computer Programming. Neither Bricklaying nor Plumbing seemed like a “day off school” and thus I found a vocation. Having worked in the IT Profession within the railway, civil engineering and construction sectors, today I run my own IT Consultancy in North Wales dealing with a wide range of issues for SME clients that include IT security. Disabled as the result of a car crash in 1991, I am a wheelchair user. I joined IAP in 1984, at the very start of my IT career because it reflected the best values of experience and qualification that are, in my view, an essential in our profession. I have been proud to serve the Council for the past three years, playing a part in helping IAP continue in its role as the leading professional body for business/data analysts and computer professionals and would welcome an opportunity to continue to help IAP provide services to its members, education and industry alike.

Ian Walker FIAP

[Don’t forget to email eo@iap.org.uk with items of news about you or your company.]

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