Presidential team

The Presidential Team works alongside Council to support and promote the work of CILIP. As well as representing the organisation they ensure good governance is happening by chairing a number of panels.


I am Head of Library and Resources at The Emmbrook School, a state secondary school in Wokingham with 1,200+ students aged 11 to 18 years. I have been a school librarian for over 22 years, prior to which I obtained a Business Studies degree and worked in project management.

Immediate Past President

I am not by any stretch of the imagination a traditional librarian, but I view this as a definite positive, since it allows me to look at the profession in a slightly different way.

Vice President

Widowed with two daughters and a Cockapoo dog named Elvis.