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:

Portrait of Kevin McCannKevin 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.

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.

Mr Doug Snedden

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 Deputy Chair of the National Library Council.


National Library representatives:

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