Chief librarians & presidents

The chief librarian is also CEO of the Library. Their role is to lead the organisation in implementing appropriate strategies, services and programs that have been agreed to by the Library Board of Victoria.

The president of the Board's role is to oversee and drive the Board's decisions by ensuring they contribute to the cultural, educational, social and economic development of Victorians.

Chief librarians & CEOs

  • Kate Torney BComms (Media) (2015–)
  • Justine Hyde BAppSci (Info), GradDipMan (Exec), GradCertArts (Writing) (acting, 2015)
  • Sue Roberts BA (hons), PGDipLib, MA (2012–15)
  • Sue Hamilton MA, GDipArtHist (acting, 2011–12)
  • Anne-Marie Schwirtlich BA (hons), DipIM – archives administration (2003–11)
  • Frances Awcock BA, DipLib (1997–2002)
  • Derek Whitehead OAM, BA (hons), BD (hons), MLib, GradDipLib (acting, 1997)
  • Helen Tait BA, Dip NZLS (1993–97)
  • Derek Whitehead OAM, BA (hons), BD (hons), MLib, GradDipLib (acting, 1993)
  • Leah Mann BA, DipSocSt (1989–93)
  • Jane La Scala BSocSc (1986–89)
  • Warren Horton AM, BA (1982–85)
  • Kenneth Horn BA, MusB, DipNZLS (1967–81)
  • Thomas Arthur Kealy BA (acting, 1965–67)
  • John Andrew Feely BSc (1960–65)
  • Colin Alexander McCallum OBE, BA (1945–60)
  • William Charles Baud BA (1944–45)
  • Thomas Fleming Cooke BA (1943–44)
  • Ernest Roland Pitt BA (1931–43)
  • Robert Douglass Boys BA (1925–31)
  • Edmund La Touche Armstrong MA, LLB (1896–1925)
  • Michael Francis Dowden LLB (1895–96)
  • Thomas Francis Bride LLD (1881–95)
  • Henry Sheffield (1873–81)
  • Augustus Henry Tulk (1856–73)

Presidents

  • John Wylie (2012–)
  • The Hon John Cain (2006–12)
  • Sam Lipski AM (2000–06)
  • Ian Renard (1995–2000)
  • Leigh Masel (1992–95)
  • James Strong (1989–92)
  • Dr Norman Curry (1985–89)
  • The Hon Mr Justice J E Starke (1967–85)
  • Sir Henry Winneke KCMG, KVCO, OBE (1965–66)
  • Rev C Irving Benson OBE (1946–65)
  • Sir Thomas Nettlefold Kt, OBE (1945–46)
  • Sir Keith Murdoch Kt (1939–45)
  • Alexander Sydney Joske (1937–39)
  • Alfred Bright CBE (1935–37)
  • Rev Edward Holdsworth Sugden (1933–35)
  • Sir Leo Cussen Kt (1928–33)
  • The Hon George Swinburne (1928)
  • Alexander Leeper (1920–28)
  • Henry Gyles Turner (1905–20)
  • The Hon Edward Langton (1896–1905)
  • Sir George Verdon KCMG (1883–96)
  • David Charteris McArthur (1880–83)
  • Sir Redmond Barry KCMG (1856–80)