Chair

Mr Kevin McCann AM

Members

Ms Jasmine Cameron
National Library of Australia

Ms Doreen Mellor (until 1 May 2012)
National Library of Australia

Mrs Cathy Pilgrim (from 2 May 2012)
National Library of Australia

Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich
National Library of Australia

Ms Deborah Thomas
National Library of Australia Council

The Lady Ebury

Ms Lorraine Elliott

Ms Julia King

Ms Janet McDonald AO

Secretariat

Development Office
National Library of Australia

Terms of Reference

At the 2 December 2011 meeting, Council endorsed changing the name of the Development Council to the Foundation Board and also agreed to revised terms of reference, as follows:

  • to provide advice on Library fundraising targets
  • to provide assistance and advice on major fundraising campaigns, events and associated activities
  • to assist in obtaining funds from a variety of sources, including the business and philanthropic sectors
  • to encourage individual members to personally contribute or actively secure amounts required for nominated Library fundraising appeals.

Council also agreed that the Foundation Board will continue its close association with Council through regular reporting and through a member of Council being either a member or Chair of the Foundation Board. The number of Foundation Board members was increased to provide scope for a range of advocacy approaches to optimise the level of support generated, including:

  • commitment by members to either secure funds or to make individual donations
  • capacity and willingness to collectively pursue and generate major corporate support
  • capacity and willingness to collectively pursue and generate major philanthropic support
  • ability to facilitate engagement with potential supporters across Australia and gain their commitment to supporting the Library.