Speakers

Melanie Aspey joined The Rothschild Archive in London in 1994 as archivist, becoming its director in 2004. She has written articles and papers about various aspects of Rothschild history for conferences, workshops and the archive's own publications. Prior to joining Rothschild, she was archivist and records manager at News International plc.

Mira Barkå graduated in philosophy from the faculty of philosophy and sociology at Warsaw University in 1984. She finished her post-graduate studies in archive management at Stockholm's University in 1990. Barkå started working as an archivist at the National Board of Trade in 1990, then joined the Riksdag from 1991 to 2002 and since 2002 works at the Riksbank. She is responsible for the Riksbank's records management and historical archives.

Ragnar Björgvinsson graduated with a Master's degree in law from Reykjavík University in 2010. Since 2009, Björgvinsson is in-house legal counsel for the resolution committee and the winding-up board of Glitnir Bank. His job deals with every spectrum of Glitnir's daily operations, mainly on the asset-side, both domestic and international. Additionally, he serves as district court attorney since 2010.

Már Guðmundsson was appointed to his current position as governor of the Central Bank of Iceland in August 2009 for a term of five years. He received a BA in economics from the University of Essex and studied economics and mathematics at the University of Gothenburg. He has a PhD in economics from Cambridge University. From 2004 up to his appointment as governor, he served as deputy head of the monetary and economic department of the Bank for International Settlements. Prior to that, Governor Guðmundsson was employed by the Central Bank of Iceland for two decades, including over ten years as chief economist. He has written extensively on monetary and exchange rate affairs.

Brynja Guðmundsdóttir graduated in business administration from the University of Iceland. She is founder and CEO of Gagnavarslan hf. / Azazo. Before, Guðmundsdóttir worked as financial controller for Alfesca, as manager of finance and internal IT at Advania and as head of planning at Iceland Telecom hf. Among her fields of expertise are accounting for Icelandic and international companies, information management and the application of information technology in a business environment. Brynja Guðmundsdóttir has been board member for several companies over the years, among them Borgun, Fjarstod and Vodafone.

Rob Johnson graduated in history from the University of Exeter and works at The National Archives since 2009. Rob's current role is primarily providing information management advice and guidance to departments and agencies within Her Majesty's Government in order to preserve key historical records. This includes coordinating and supervising the decision making process by which records are selected to be permanently preserved at The National Archives. Rob also has a background in Freedom of Information (FOI) law, and previously worked in The National Archives' FOI Centre reviewing the sensitivity of records in response to public requests.

Sigríður Logadóttir joined the Central Bank of Iceland in the beginning of 2005 as a general counsel. She received her Master of Law at the University of Iceland in 1988. In addition, Logadóttir holds an MBA from the University of Iceland and an LL.M. in international law from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Berna Narşap graduated from Galatasaray University in Istanbul in 2000 with a Bachelor in industrial engineering, in 2004 she also received her Master's degree from the Université Paris Dauphine. In 2000, Narşap started working for Isbank in Istanbul and held several posts in different departmens. Since 2013, she works at the enterprise architecture department where she is responsible for different continuous improvement projects, among them the 'elecronic and physical archive project'.

Gérassimos Notaras studied political science and sociology at the University of Lausanne. He subsequently worked as assistant lecturer at the same university. In 1995, he was elected associate professor a the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Since 1979 he has worked for the National Bank of Greece, where he is head of the bank's historical archives, an independent sub-division reporting directly to management.

Dieter Schlenker graduated in medieval and modern history from the University of Heidelberg in 1995 and achieved his PhD in modern history in 1999. In 2000, Schlenker received his archivist diploma from the Vatican School of Archives. He started working for Caritas Germany in 1995, and worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, the Ford Motor Company European Headquarters in Cologne, the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and the UNESCO Regional Office in Bangkok in the following years. Since 2013, Schlenker is director of the Historical Archives of the European Union, located at the European University Institute in Florence.

Ines van Dijk received her degree in social sciences at the University of Utrecht in 1988. Afterwards she graduated with an international Master in museum studies at the Reinwart Academy in 2003 and started archival sciences courses at the University of Amsterdam in 2007. van Dijk worked as researcher and advisor on Social Welfare from 1980 to 1991. Between 1991 and 2000, she was manager at the Information Center on Employment Projects for Minorities in the Netherlands and had the same management position at the department of registration and the library of the supervising authority on insurances and pensions at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) from 2000 to 2003. Today, Ines van Dijk is an advisor on archival policy at DNB.