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Library Board Members

Members of the Library Board are appointed by the Governor in accordance with The Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951. The Board has up to 13 members including a Chairman and Vice Chairman. The CEO and State Librarian attends Board meetings as the Executive Officer.
Current members of The Library Board of Western Australia are:

Dr Margaret Nowak (Chairman)
Cr Deb Hamblin (Vice Chairman)
Mr Martin Clery
Cr Janet Davidson JP
Ms Imogen Garner
Mr Richard Giles
Ms Sonja Heath
Mr Gerard MacGill
Cr Giuseppe (Joe) Marino
Cr Kaye McGlew
Mr Duncan Ord

The Board Members can be contacted via email at libraryboard@slwa.wa.gov.au.

Dr Margaret Nowak (Chairman)
First appointed 2002
Term ends 2015
 
Margaret Nowak is an academic economist with interests in labour market economics and corporate governance. She was the founding Director of The Graduate School of Business, Curtin University of Technology, a position she held from 1993 to 2004. Dr Nowak is currently a principal researcher in the Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Unit at the Graduate School. She has served on several government and community boards and committees including Princess Margaret Hospital Board in the 1980s. She was also a Commissioner with the Lotteries Commission of WA from 1989-94, and Chair of the Gordon Reid Foundation for Youth, 1990-94. From 1991-97 Professor Nowak was Chair of the Management Committee at the Fremantle Arts Centre.From 1991 to1997 Dr Nowak was Chair of the Management Committee at the Fremantle Arts Centre.  Subsequently she has been a member of the Health Department of WA Audit Committee from 2003-10 and Chair from 2007-10, and Chair of the Department of Agriculture and Food Audit Committee from 2009-12. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Councillor Deb Hamblin (Vice Chairman)
First appointed 2007
Term ends 2015
 
Deb Hamblin manages the Rockingham Regional Campus Community Library. She has worked for Murdoch University, one of the joint-use library partners, since 1978 in a variety of roles including Manager Regional Development and Director Workplace Learning.

Councillor Hamblin is passionate about joint-use libraries and assists other Australian libraries investigate the opportunities that joint-use can offer. She has been a member of a variety of management boards including Kwinana Industries Education Partnership, Kolbe Catholic College, SCALES Legal Service, Peel Education and TAFE Campus and Murdoch Universityís Academic Council. Councillor Hamblin is currently Deputy Mayor of the City of Rockingham. She is also an Associate member of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Mr Martin Clery
First appointed 2012
Term (Ex Officio)

Martin Clery is Assistant Executive Director in the Department of Educationís Statewide Services Division. In this role he oversees the curriculum and student needs support services delivered to public schools across the state. He also represents the Department of Education on a variety of inter-agency policy and advisory groups.

Mr Clery began his career in education as a history and geography teacher in 1990. Until 2005 he worked in secondary schools in both regional and metropolitan locations. Since this time, he has held a variety of professional and curriculum support roles with the Department of Education.

Mr Clery represents, by arrangement, the Director General of Education on the Library Board.

Councillor Janet Davidson JP
First appointed 2001
Term ends 2017

Janet Davidson holds a Masterís Degree in Management, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a trained teacher.  She is a member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She is a Justice of the Peace and an Ambassador for the Year of the Outback.

Councillor Davidson was elected to the City of Perth Council in 1998 and chairs the Finance and Budget Committee and the Audit Committee. She has been Deputy Lord Mayor since 2011 and also held this role in 2009.  Ms Davidson holds the position of Executive Officer to the WA Regional Office/Committee of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (WA). 

Councillor Davidson is a former Chairman of the Library Board of Western Australia, a member of the Australia Day Council of WA, Local Chambers Perth City Executive Committee, State Councillor on the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and the Perth Theatre Trust. She is a Board Member and previous National Vice President of ALGWA (Australian Local Government Women's Association) and sits on the Australian Local Government Association Board as the ALGWA representative.   

Ms Imogen Garner
First appointed 2007
Term ends 2015
 
Imogen Garner is the University Librarian and Director of the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library at Curtin University. She has also worked at The University of Western Australia Library, and for the Department of Education.

Ms Garner has held various positions with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), including President in 2004-05, Chair of the Board of Education 2000-02 and is currently Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Australian Academic and Research Libraries. She is a member of the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) Board. She was made a Fellow of the Association for her record of exceptional achievement and leadership in the field of library and information science in 2006. Her qualifications include a Masters in Education, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Management.

Mr Richard Giles
First appointed 2013
Term ends 2017

Richard Giles has been involved with technology since the eighties, mobile phones since 1990, and the internet since 1994 when he built corporate websites, lectured about online commerce at Curtin University, and sold corporate Internet connections. He has since worked for Sun Microsystems, authored two books, won an award for podcasting, and launched a number of web applications. He is now Strategy Directory at Adapptor.

Mr Giles has presented at a number of events, on radio, and television, about technology and its impact, and is in frequent demand as a lecturer.

Ms Sonja Heath
First appointed 2012
Term ends 2015

Sonja Heath is a lawyer, with additional qualifications in Finance and Geology. She has worked in legal practice and as an executive in property development and business consultancy companies.

Mr Gerard MacGill
First appointed 2013 
Term ends 2015

Gerard MacGill has worked as an exploration geologist in outback WA, taught geology in TAFE, and served in the State public service as an environmental and heritage planner. He served 12 years as an elected member of the council of the City of Fremantle, and has been a member, Presiding Member or Deputy Presiding Member of the city's Library Advisory Committee since the 1980s. Gerard's interests in retirement include mining history and the conservation of heritage places, in persuit of which he makes use of the resources of the State Archives. 

Councillor Giuseppe (Joe) Marino
First appointed 2004
Term ends 2015

Joe Marino is an accountant and is currently the Manager, Procure to Pay with the Department of Finance. He has a close association with the State Library having established and worked as Manager of the Arts Portfolio Bureau Services from 1996-97. Mr Marino has been a City of Swan Councillor from 1997-99, then 2001 to 2013, and is a Board Member on several not-for-profit organisations. He is a Fellow with the Institute of Public Accountants.

Councillor Kaye McGlew 
First appointed 2012
Term ends 2016

Kaye McGlew works with Regional Development Australia, providing support to young people who have disengaged or are at risk of disengaging from education prior to the completion of Year 12. She is a Councillor with the Shire of Dandaragan, and Chairperson of the Dandaragan Community Resource Centre.

Mr Duncan Ord 
First appointed 2014
Term (Ex Officio)

Duncan Ord is the Director General of the Department of Culture and the Arts. Duncan has worked in the arts industry for more than 30 years and was involved in establishing two of the State's pre-eminent peforming arts companies, Black Swan and Barking Gekko.

His previous roles include Dean of the School of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and General Manager of the WA Theatre Company. Duncan has also sat on the performing arts board of the Australia Council and has been Chairman of Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and Skadada dance circus.

In 2013 Duncan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and is also a past winner of the Churchill Fellowship.

Page last updated: Friday 4 July 2014