David Moldrich Outstanding Volunteer

2023 Winner

Carolyn Atkinson MRIM

Carolyn Atkinson MRIM

Carolyn Atkinson's volunteer journey with RIMPA since 2018 highlights her unwavering commitment and transformative leadership in the Records and Information Management profession. Starting as a Branch Councillor during the WA Branch's critical rebuilding phase, she rapidly assumed the roles of Vice President, Events and Marketing Coordinator, and later, WA Branch President and Director. Carolyn's tenure was marked by significant contributions to RIMPA's transition to a global entity, including developing training workshops, revising the constitution, and producing podcasts. Her leadership revitalised the WA Branch into a dynamic hub, fostering a culture of innovation, skill development, and collective achievement. Through sharing personal stories and acknowledging the efforts of fellow volunteers, Carolyn has deepened connections within the RIMPA community, inspiring continued volunteerism and professional growth. This journey has not only enhanced Carolyn's professional network and skill set but also nurtured her resilience, empathy, and commitment, making her a distinguished figure in her field.

The David Moldrich Outstanding Volunteer Award is named after a dedicated and passionate individual who has contributed voluminous hours of time as a RIMPA Global volunteer.

This award seeks to recognise Board Members, Ambassadors, RIMPA Committee and Working Group Members for their time and contributions to RIMPA Global in the year of the award and is a testament and thanks to the recipient's outstanding commitment to RIMPA Global.  It demonstrates and recognises the importance of volunteering and giving back to the industry.

Like the J Eddis Linton award, the David Moldrich Outstanding Volunteer Award is a highlight of the award season and is eagerly anticipated by the industry. It reflects the strong foundation upon which RIMPA Global has been built and continues to grow, and serves as a reminder of the importance of recognising excellence and commitment within the field of records and information management.

David Moldrich Life OAM FRIM (Life)

David Moldrich Life OAM FRIM (Life)

David has been a member of RIMPA Global (previously RMAA) since 1978.  As one of the longest serving members of RIMPA, he has held numerous positions within the organisation.  He is currently the Executive Director and a member of the Board.

In his working career, David has 45+ years of extensive experience and involvement with the strategy, design, development, introduction, implementation and post-implementation of all elements of Information, Data, Records, Knowledge and Enterprise Content Management solutions, processes and practices to many organisations both in Australia and overseas.

David currently works for Iron Mountain as Principal, Information Governance Advisory.  In previous employment, he has worked for the National Australia Bank, twice for BHP Billiton, IBM Australia, Foster’s Brewing Group, HCF, Arrow Energy, SANTOS, PWC, Deloitte, Fuji Xerox, various State and Federal Government organisations and a number of specialist consultancies.

In 2006, David was the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to the development of Standards (both National and International) in the field of Records and Information Management.

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The process for nomination and assessment is performed through three steps: Eligibility, Gate 1 and Gate 2.  Nominations can be self-nominated or submitted by a third party.  There may also be an in-person discussion with shortlisted nominees (if required).


  • Must be a RIMPA Global member 
  • A RIMPA Global volunteer is a Board Member, Ambassador, Branch/Chapter Member, Committee/Working Group Member, Community of Practice Member, Mentors or CEO assigned volunteer

Gate 1

  • Nominee to provide evidence of their RIMPA Volunteer Contribution (unless indicated otherwise in category) between 01/07/2023-31/05/2024 against the RIMPA strategic pillars as listed in  Gate 1 (points will be awarded for each category)
  • Nominee must obtain 50 points from a minimum of four strategic pillars to progress to Gate 2

Gate 2

  • The nominee will answer three questions on the online nomination form

  • The judging committee will score each response and the evidence provided using a merit-based assessment

Gate 2 closes 12 July 2024


2024 Winner

To be announced at the Black Tie Gala Dinner and Awards night at RIMPA Live 2024!

Previous Winners

2023: Carolyn Atkinson MRIM