National Library Foundation

The National Library Foundation Board (formerly the Development Council) was established to assist the Library with philanthropic support and corporate partnerships for the purposes of conservation and digitisation, broadening access to the Library's collections, exhibitions and public programs. The current Chair of the Foundation is Kevin McCann AM. At present, the National Library Foundation Board members are:

Portrait of Kevin McCannKevin McCann AM

Mr McCann is Chairman of Macquarie Group Ltd. and Macquarie Bank Ltd. and Chairman of Origin Energy Ltd. He is a former Council member of the National Library and current Chair of the National Library Foundation.

Portrait of Sue EburySue Ebury

Lady Ebury is a former publishing director, the editor of The War Diaries of Weary Dunlop, and the author of Weary: The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop (1994) and its illustrated edition, Weary: King of the River, as well as The Many Lives of Kenneth Myer (2009). She is an Honorary Research Associate in the history department at the University of Hong Kong and is the National Patron and one of the founders of the Australian Garden History Society.

Portrait of Lorraine ElliottLorraine Elliott AM

Ms Elliott is a former Australian politician. She was the Member for Mooroolbark (Liberal Party) in the Victorian Parliament from 1992 to 2002. Currently, she is Chair of the Advisory Council at St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne.

Brand Hoff AM Brand Hoff portrait

Mr Hoff has more than 40 years experience in the information communication technology sector, including the development of the Australian Bibliographic Network for the National Library. He founded TOWER Software, famous for its TRIM product, and is a Director of the Canberra Business Council (CBC) anda number of ICT Companies. Mr Hoff is an Adjunct Professor and distinguished Alumni at the University of Canberra.

Julia King AM

Ms King is former Chief Executive of Louis Vuitton Australia Pty. Limited, a former Director of Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd and a former Director of Opera Australia . Currently, she is Chairman of iCash Payment Systems Limited. She is a former Council member of the National Library.

Mr Doug Sneddon

Mr Snedden has more than 30 years' experience in finance, consulting, strategic management and outsourcing, and is former Country Managing Director of Accenture. He serves on a number of philanthropic boards, including Accenture Australia Foundation, Black Dog Institute and is Chairman of Odyssey House NSW.

Portrait of Deborah ThomasDeborah Thomas

Ms Thomas is Director of Media, Public Affairs and Brand Development at Bauer Media Group (formerly ACP Magazines) and is currently a Council member of the National Library.


National Library representatives:

  • Anne-Marie Schwirtlich, Director-General
  • Cathy Pilgrim, Assistant Director-General, Executive and Public Programs
  • Kathryn Favelle, Acting Director, Community Outreach Branch