Reappointed on 3 February 2022 for a second five year term until 1 March 2027.


Photo credit: Irene Dowdy, ID Photo 

About Marie-Louise

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres FAHA was appointed Director-General of the National Library Australia in March 2017, having joined the Library in 2002. She has worked in research libraries for nearly 30 years, after completing a PhD in Australian Literature at the Australian National University.

Dr Ayres is a Director of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), having previously been a leader and participant in many NSLA projects, including NED, the National eDeposit service that was jointly developed by Australia’s national, state and territory libraries. She is the Chair of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries.

Dr Ayres is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.