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Chair and members of the Board

These are the current members of the British Library Board. To find out more about any member please select a link in the right-hand column.


Dame Carol Black


David Barclay.  Deputy Chairman. (Non-executive Director of Wessex Water Services Ltd, and Senior Independent Director of Wates Group)

Dr Robert Black CBE. (Formerly Auditor General for Scotland)

Jonathan Callaway. (Senior banker with over 30 years' experience in the banking industry including 15 years at Deutsche Bank)

Tracy Chevalier. (Novelist; author of ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’)

Martin Dickson. (Formerly Deputy Editor and US Managing Editor of the Financial Times)

Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO PC. (Senior Adviser to HSBC Private Bank UK). Appointed by HM The Queen

Roly Keating. (Chief Executive)

Dr Stephen Page. (Formerly Global Managing Director for Strategic IT Effectiveness, Accenture)

Patrick Plant. (Formerly Global Head of Real Estate, Linklaters)

Sir John Ritblat. (Formerly Chairman and CEO of The British Land Company PLC and Chairman of both the Wallace Collection and the London Business School)

Dr Simon Thurley CBE. (Formerly Chief Executive of English Heritage and Director of the Museum of London)

Prof Dame Helen Wallace DBE CMG FBA (Formerly Foreign Secretary, British Academy and formerly Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Secretary to the Board

Richard Gibby (Head of Governance)


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