Presidential team

The Presidential Team works alongside the CILIP Board to support and promote the work of the organisation. Their role is to ensure good governance and to provide scrutiny. They represent CILIP as ambassadors and spokespeople.


Jan Parry worked in a number of government library and information roles including at the Home Office and as part of the Secretariat to the Hillsborough Independent panel.

Immediate Past President

Barbara Band is the Head of Library and Resources at The Emmbrook School, a state secondary school in Wokingham with 1,200+ students aged 11 to 18 years. Barbara has been a school librarian for over 22 years, prior to which she gained a Business Studies degree and worked in project management.