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Bethany Sinclair-Giardini MRIM

Votar Partners

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Votar Partners

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A seasoned professional and hands-on practitioner, with 28 years industry experience gained in both the UK and Australia.  Having just spent around four years in local government at Yarra Ranges and Mornington Peninsula, I've been snatched up and am now 'on the books' with Votar Partners, a boutique information governance consultancy based in Melbourne.

My first love is Archives about which I am a total nerd, closely followed by wider ecologies of knowledge management and all things Information Governance, with particular geeky interests in ethics around data and information, and how archives can be appropriated to serve all kinds of socio-cultural purposes.  I am the perpetual student, always learning new things about all things information!!

I am also a University Lecturer to postgraduate records and archives students within Curtin University's School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry.  I have, in the past, carried out many training courses for RIMPA in Records Management, Digitisation, Archiving, Sentencing, and Digital Preservation.  I have also served as both Vice Chair and Secretary to the Local Government Information Governance Committee at the Municipal Association of Victoria, and was RIMPA Vic's Vice President and Local Gov Chapter Lead in 2019/2020.

Beyond the office, I enjoy writing fiction and I'm a member of the Australian Society of Authors, Writers Victoria and a graduate of the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin in Melbourne.  I also enjoy rock painting (look up #VicRocks on Facebook) and spending time with friends and family in my beautiful home district of the Dandenong Ranges, just outside Melbourne.