The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) Task Force met in London from July 15 to 17, 2009. This milestone meeting saw the appointment of Greg Lane, I.S.P., ITCP as the new Chair of IP3. Greg takes over from Charles Hughes, FBCS, CEng, CITP who has been Chairman of the Task Force since its inception at the beginning of 2007. Greg, who is currently Chair of the Canadian Council of Information Technology Professionals (CCITP), is well known in CIPS circles.
Charles Hughes, outgoing Chair commented when he stepped down "Greg shares my passion for IT professionalism and I am delighted to be handing over to him. Greg is a well respected executive in the global IT industry and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. With the support of IFIP, IP3 has made great progress since its inception late in 2006 and Greg and the team will develop it to the next stage with flair and acumen."
CIPS is a founding member of IP3, and it is appropriate that one of the CIPS representatives takes over this role. IP3 is also in the process of transitioning from a Task Force to a formal Board charged with governance and execution against a well-defined business plan. IP3 is confident that its objectives will be met under the stewardship of Greg Lane.
The IP3 Board will include representatives from the five Founding Member Societies, (including IFIP), one or more elected representatives from other Member Societies (the number of Members will determine the number of seats on the Board), and up to three co-opted representatives including the immediate Past-Chair, Charles Hughes.
Following the interim use of the acronym IITP, the IP3 also decided on the permanent name for the IP3 professional standard. The IP3 professional standard will be known as IP3P and these letters can be used as a post-nominal by certified professionals who are members in good standing of a Society accredited by the IP3, including CIPS. Each Society will be allowed to use their own designation but these letters will indicate that the qualification is IP3 accredited.
CIPS members will received further correspondence related to the ITCP and IP3P in early August.