Library Board Members

Members of the Library Board are appointed by the Governor in accordance with The Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951. The Board has up to 13 members. The CEO and State Librarian attends Board meetings as the Executive Officer.

Current members of The Library Board of Western Australia are:

Cr Jenny Archibald
Ms Anne Banks-McAllister AM
Ms Catherine Clark
Mr Martin Clery
Hon. John Day
Mr Richard Giles
Comnr Andrew Hammond
Ms Sonja Heath
Ms Yvonne Loveland
Cr Kaye McGlew
Mr Duncan Ord
Dr Dorothy Wardale

The Board Members can be contacted via email at libraryboard@slwa.wa.gov.au. 

Councillor Jenny Archibald

First appointed May 2018. Term ends 2022

Jenny obtained a BSc in Science (Geology) from the University of Western Australia. She has worked in various roles, including Palaeontology at the Western Australian Museum, in the petroleum industry and later as a part owner of three businesses in the mineral exploration and geothermal industry.

She has also held several other positions including Mayor of the City of Fremantle, Chair of the Rottnest Island Authority, Chair of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Inaugural Chair of the Fremantle Prison Trust (following the decommission of the Fremantle Prison) and Deputy Chair of Fremantle Press.

Jenny joined the Board of the State Library in 2018. She is also a councillor for the City of Fremantle and works part-time at the Fremantle Press.

Ms Anne Banks-McAllister AM

First appointed 2015. Term ends 2023

Anne started her career as a cadet of the Library Board working at the State Library before managing public library services in Perth. She has held the positions of President of the WA Local Government Librarians' Association and President of the WA Public Library Branch of ALIA.

She has had a long career in local government finishing as Chief Executive Officer. Anne has been conferred a Fellow of the Local Government Manager's Association (WA) for her contribution to the industry and is a Life Member of the Australian Local Government Women's Association.

Anne has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Lib Studs), Master of Business Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching. She is an experienced non-Executive Director in the not for profit sector and is a graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Anne now runs her own consulting business.

Ms Catherine Clark

First appointed 2015. Term ends 2023

Catherine is responsible for the leadership, management and direction of the Curtin University Library, which includes the T.L. Robertson Library, the Kalgoorlie Campus Library, the Graduate School of Business Library and the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library.

Prior to commencing at Curtin, Catherine had a long career at the University of Western Australia including in the roles of Associate Director (Digital Research) and Assistant Director (Medicine, Dentistry, Education and Architecture) within the University's combined IT and Library Service - Information Services.

Mr Martin Clery

First appointed 2012. Term (Ex Officio)

Martin Clery is Assistant Executive Director in the Department of Education's Statewide Services Division.  In this role he oversees the curriculum and student needs support services delivered to public schools across the state.  He also represents the Department of Education on a variety of inter-agency policy and advisory groups.

Mr Clery began his career in education as a history and geography teacher in 1990.  Until 2005 he worked in secondary schools in both regional and metropolitan locations.  Since this time, he has held a variety of professional and curriculum support roles with the Department of Education. 

Mr Clery represents, by arrangement, the Director General of Education on the Library Board.

Hon. John Day

First appointed 2019. Term ends 2023.

John Day was a member of the Western Australian Parliament for 24 years until 2017, representing the Darling Range and Kalamunda electorates successively.

He served in a wide range of roles when in Parliament, including as Minister for Culture and the Arts from 2008 to 2017. Other portfolios for which he was responsible included Planning, Health, Science and Innovation, Police and Emergency Services.

In government, John was a strong advocate for the role of public libraries, and for revitalisation of the Perth Cultural Centre. He is also a member of the board of the Art Gallery of W.A. and the Dean's Council, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of W.A. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.

John is a graduate of the University of W.A. in Science and Dentistry, and practised as a dentist with the Perth Dental Hospital and in private practice.

Mr Richard Giles

First appointed 2013. Term ends 2021

Richard Giles is the General Manager and Planning Director at Adapptor, a creative applications company with offices in Perth and Melbourne who produce useful, playful and powerful apps for mobile devices and the "Internet of Things."

Richard began his career in technology in 1990 when he worked for a mobile phone company in the UK. After returning to Australia, he began a Bachelor of Commerce degree and ahead of the "internet boom" built corporate websites, lectured about online commerce at Curtin University, and sold corporate Internet connections.

Richard has since worked for Sun Microsystems, authored the Podcasting Pocket Guide and How to Use Flickr: The Digital Photography Revolution, and won awards for podcasting. In 2006 he launched Recommendation Ventures, a cloud based recommendation engine, which was used by a number of major companies.

Commissioner Andrew Hammond

First appointed June 2018. Term ends 2022

Andrew Hammond recently resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the City of Rockingham after 10 years in the role. Andrew has significant senior experience in Local Government having held CEO positions in Albany, Wyndham, East Kimberley and Nannup.

He holds an Executive Master of Business in Administration from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of Local Government Managers Australia, the Australian Institute of Management and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ms Sonja Heath

First appointed 2012. Term ends 2019

Sonja Heath is a lawyer, with additional qualifications in Finance and Geology. She has worked in legal practice and as an executive in property development and business consultancy companies.

Ms Yvonne Loveland

First appointed 2019. Term ends 2023

Councillor Kaye McGlew 

First appointed 2012. Term ends 2020

Kaye McGlew is a Councillor with the Shire of Dandaragan and is employed as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing and Resilience Coordinator with Amity Health, based in Moora. Kaye is Chair of the  Council's Audit Committee, has Chaired several Council Working Parties, and has represented the region on reference groups.

Kaye has taught in high schools in both regional and metropolitan locations, with more than 30-years cross-curriculum and management experience; holding a variety of professional and curriculum support roles, including librarian. Kaye is Chair of the Dandaragan Community Resource Centre; being passionate about building business and economic capacity in the regions, including social capital. This passion extends to literacy and life-long, life-wide
learning opportunities in the regions. Kaye is Co-director of Education Design Studio consultancy – passionate about supporting community connection at the grass roots level to build vibrant, inclusive communities and regional growth.

Kaye also grows figs and olives on her family property in Dandaragan.

Mr Duncan Ord

First appointed 2014. Term (Ex Officio)

Duncan Ord is the Director General of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Duncan has worked in the arts industry for more than 30 years and was involved in establishing two of the State's pre-eminent performing arts companies, Black Swan and Barking Gekko.

His previous roles include Dean of the School of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and General Manager of the WA Theatre Company. Duncan has also sat on the performing arts board of the Australia Council and has been Chairman of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Skadada dance circus.

In 2013 Duncan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and is also a past winner of the Churchill Fellowship.

Dr Dorothy Wardale

First appointed 2015. Term ends 2023

Dorothy has been a Leadership Development Consultant for 25 years, across the public and private sectors. She has also worked as an academic and in People Management roles at various government departments. Prior to taking up this board position, Dorothy held positions on two theatre arts boards and the Australian Centre for Natural Gas Management. She is passionate about education and development for all.

Last updated on: 22 Jul 2019