Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is made up of the Universal Offer leads and our Regional Chairs. The role of the Advisory Committee is to contribute to the overall management of the organisation by representing the views of our members and to provide professional advice and information to guide our decision making.


Mark Freeman, Past President, Libraries Connected and Libraries and Information Services Manager, Stockton Borough Council

Universal Offer leads

Culture and Creativity Offer: Liz McMillan, Slough Borough Council
Information and Digital Offer: Dave Lloyd, Coventry Council and Kathryn Harrison, Wakefield Council
Health and Wellbeing Offer: Sue Ball, Staffordshire County Council
Reading Offer: Catherine Mann, Staffordshire County Council
Children's Promise: Stella Thebridge, ASCEL Chair, Warwickshire Library Service
Six Steps: Mark McCree, Blackpool Council

Regional Chairs

Adrienne Adair, Assistant Director, Libraries NI

Dawn Beaumont, Head of Library Services, Birmingham City Council

Lindy Elliott, Libraries and Archives Services Manager, Portsmouth City Council

Andrea Ellison, Development Manager: Libraries and Information Service, Leeds City Council

Jane Everiss, Head of Library and Registration Services, Gloucestershire County Council

Peter Gaw, Chief Executive Officer, Inspire – Culture, Learning and Libraries (Midlands)

Subnum Hariff-Khan, Library and Information Manager, Oldham Libraries

Jan Holden, Head Libraries and Information, Norfolk Library and Information Service

James Pearson, Head of Libraries, Registration and Archives, Kent County Council

Nicola Pitman, Central Library Manager, Cardiff County Council

Alun Prescott, Operations Manager, Newport CIty Council

Caroline Rae, Service Manager, London Borough of Newham

Julia Robinson, Principal Librarian, South Tyneside Council


External members

Clair Robe, ACE Relationship Manager

Sean Kelly, ACE Regional Development Officer, Libraries