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.


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.