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CILIP relies on the work of the CILIP Board, Presidential Team, staff and volunteers to deliver its services to the information community and our members. Personnel details for the CILIP Board, Presidential Team and staff can be found below but organisational matters are likely to be best directed to the relevant CILIP email address.

See our special interest groups, devolved nations and regional networks for contacts for our member networks.


The Board provides governance and sets CILIP's priorities and is made up of 12 elected and up to 3 co-opted members who must all be members of CILIP.

Karen McFarlane


Mike Hosking


Chloe Menown


Dawn Finch


Martyn Wade


Jo Webb


Leon Bolton


Alison Wheeler


Presidential Team

The Presidential Team ensure CILIP is well governed, provide scrutiny and represent CILIP as ambassadors and spokespeople around UK and abroad.

Ayub Khan


David Stewart

Vice president

Kate Arnold

Immediate past president


CILIP's Senior Management Team execute the CILIP Board's strategy. If you want to contact a member of staff about a CILIP matter, please try Contacts page

Chief Executive’s Office

Ayca Ibrahim

Executive assistant to chief executive and the CILIP Board

Membership administration

Support CILIP members in joining and renewal.

Membership Services

Provide services for members, working closely with employers, learning providers, trainers, those supporting Professional Registration and the Member Networks.

Simon Berney-Edwards

Director of business development

Luke Stevens-Burt

Assistant director, member services

Helen Berry

Development officer (learning providers)

Mandy Powell

Programme Director: Public Library Skills Strategy

Jo Cornish

Development officer (employers)

Sonia Ramdhian

Development officer (member networks)

Geraldine Doherty

Member services administrator

Paul Caton

Development officer (member networks)

Communications and Campaigns

Develop CILIP's communications with social media, email marketing, public relations, advocacy and public affairs.

Mark Taylor

Director of external relations

Gemma Wood

Marketing executive

Natalie Jones

Campaigns and Awards Manager

Information Professional and LISJOBNET

Producing Information Professional, providing the leading magazine for library, information and knowledge management professionals. The team also managing Lisjobnet which is the number one recruitment website for the information professions.

Conferences and Events

Deliver a high quality events programme that includes conferences, executive briefings and supplier showcases.

Rachel Kudlick

Events marketing officer

Jill Howard

Development Officer (Training Providers)

Facet Publishing

Leading publisher of books in print and digital for information professionals worldwide.

Human Resources and Facilities


ICT and Web

Provide technical support for the organisation with the development of CILIP’s digital presence and databases.

Ann Hellyer

Implementation specialist


Responsible for CILIPs accounting function

CILIP Scotland

Supporting the development of members with networking and learning opportunities through the Branch and Group network and events such as our annual conference, Autumn Gathering and CPD programme. Recognition and reward through awards and bursaries. A regular newsletter to keep members informed of our advocacy and policy work in devolved matters.

CILIP Cymru Wales

Representing CILIP in Wales, supporting and promoting the profession through cross sector advocacy, professional development of CILIP Members in Wales and growing CILIP Membership in Wales

CILIP Ireland

CILIP Ireland is delivering CILIP’s membership offering in Northern Ireland, supporting our members professional development and enhancing their skills set through the delivery of local training, events and social activities.

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