Leadership

The British Library's organisation and strategic leadership team

Responsibility for managing the Library is delegated to the Chief Executive who, as Accounting Officer, is personally responsible to Parliament for the stewardship of public money and the Library’s assets, and for ensuring that the resources allocated to the Library under the authority of Parliament are used for the purposes intended by Parliament.

Management of the Library is led by the Chief Executive, Chief Librarian and Chief Operating Officer, and includes the following areas of responsibility.

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive has direct oversight of corporate affairs and marketing, development and fundraising, governance, and strategy development.

Chief Librarian

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Chief Librarian's areas of responsibility include business audiences, collections and curation, collection management, culture and learning, digital scholarship, international engagement, research and HE.

Chief Operating Officer

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Chief Operating Officer's areas of responsibility include commercial services, estates and facilities, finance, legal services and procurement, human resources, operations, reader and reference services, risk management and assurance, security and safety management, and technology.


Chief Officers

Roly Keating

Chief Executive

Liz Jolly

Chief Librarian

Phil Spence

Chief Operating Officer

Strategic Leadership Team

Jamie Andrews

Head of Culture and Learning


Andy Appleyard
Head of Operations (North)


Sandra Bradbury

Head of Corporate Assurance


Peter Brooks
Head of Security & Safety Management


Caroline Brown
Head of Commercial Services


Michele Burton

Head of Fundraising 


Harriet Darcel

Head of Marketing


Richard Davies
Head of Collections Programmes


Patrick Dixon
Head of Estates & Facilities


Anne-Marie Foster

Interim Head of HR


Richard Gibby

Head of Governance

Katie Goodall

Head of Planning 


Phil Hatfield

Head of Eccles Centre


Marcie Hopkins

Head of International Office


Kristian Jensen

Head of Collections & Curation


Liz Jolly

Chief Librarian


Jayne King

Head of Finance


Roly Keating
Chief Executive 


Maja Maricevic

Head of Higher Education and Science


Scot McKendrick 

Head of Western Heritage Collection


Luisa Elena Mengoni

Head of Asian & African Collections


Isabel Oswell

Head of Business Audiences


Richard Price

Head of Contemporary British Collections


Torsten Reimer
Head of Research Services


Cordelia Rogerson

Head of Collection Care 


Nikki Rowbottom
Head of Supply Chain Management


Ben Sanderson
Head of Corporate Communications 


Jerry Shillito
Head of Operations (South)


David Sparling
Head of Technology


Phil Spence
Chief Operating Officer


Liz White

Head of Strategy Development


Mick Wilkin
Chief Accountant


Janet Zmroczek
Head of American & European Collections