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Introducing CIPS' New Director of Professional Standards: Ken Metcalfe, I.S.P., ITCP, CCP

By Ken Metcalfe I.S.P., ITCP, CCP

My personal commitment to CIPS started back in the mid 1980s with both provincial and national experience. I firmly believe CIPS has fostered my IT career advancement, leading to the most senior IT position at The Portage la Prairie Mutual Insurance (Portage Mutual Insurance).  My responsibilities and duties for the past number of decades have all been at the SFIA level 5 including but not limited to broad direction at a C-level and multi-million dollar annual contract management, including complex programs and portfolios.

Additionally I have been appointed Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) for Portage Mutual Insurance. I became CPO prior to the enactment of P.I.P.E.D.A as the company entrusted me with the responsibility of implementation and compliance. This additional role has sharpened my skills of governance and impacts on business processes.

Over nearly 15 years I have served as the CIPS representative on ICCP, the international organization providing certification of computin