I retired as Service Director: Libraries, Learning and Culture, at Cambridgeshire County Council, where my responsibilities included public libraries, archives, adult learning, student finance, cultural services including archaeology and museums.
My first post was as a trainee librarian working for Cornwall County Council at Saltash, then following Library School in Birmingham I returned to Cornwall as team librarian at Bodmin. I then moved to London,to Waltham Forest, and then for 17 years to Kensington and Chelsea where I held a number of senior posts, I also qualified in personnel and HR management
Although I retired in 2011 I continue to be active and as well as my new commitment to CILIP as a Trustee, I Chair the Libraries, Archives and Information Services National Employers Panel. I also Chair the “Workforce Mapping Project” that CILIP and the Archives and Records Association are carrying out.
I was Founder Board Member of Suffolk Libraries Industrial and Provident Society, leading the successful ground breaking establishment of the professionally managed and operated library service delivery body. Having moved to the Isle of Wight to live I am now a Governor of the Isle of Wight FE College, and a Friend of Cowes Library.