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 Board is Kevin McCann AM. At present, the National Library Foundation Board members are:

Mr Kevin McCann AM

Mr McCann is Chairman of Macquarie Group Ltd. and Macquarie Bank Ltd. and a member of the Australian Treasury Advisory Committee. He is a former member of the National Library Council and current Chair of the National Library Foundation Board.

The Hon. Martin Ferguson AM MP

Mr Ferguson is Group Executive - Natural Resources for Seven Group Holdings. During his time in federal Parliament he was the Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and the member for Batman, Victoria. He is a former member of the National Library of Australia Council.

Ms Janet Hirst

Ms Hirst brings experience in senior regional government policy roles. She was Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Potter Foundation, one of Australia's leading philanthropic foundations for ten years and was a Council Member of Philanthropy Australia. Ms Hirst played a key role in establishing the Deputy Prime Minister's Regional Women's Advisory Council and was a member of the Regional Australia Summit Steering Committee.

Mr David Kenyon

David Kenyon is a Principal of Goodwin & Kenyon, a Canberra-based property and investment company. Before joining Goodwin & Kenyon, he practiced law for a number of years.

Mr Simon Moore

Mr Moore is a Managing Director of private equity firm The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc. based in New York. Mr Moore has worked in private equity investments and investment banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Mr Doug Snedden

Mr Snedden has been a member of the National Library of Australia Foundation since 2013. He has spent 30 years in the consulting industry with Accenture where he was the Australia and New Zealand Managing Director. Mr Snedden has served on the boards of a number of public companies and community organisations and is Chairman of Chris O'Brien Lifehouse and Odyssey House.

National Library representatives:

  • Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General
  • Cathy Pilgrim, Assistant Director-General, Executive and Public Programs
  • Kathryn Favelle, Director, Community Outreach Branch