26 27 The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2004/2005 The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2004/2005 Governance and leadership Executive Team Lord Eatwell CHAIRMAN Lynne Brindley CHIEF EXECUTIVE The Board The Rt Hon Lord Eatwell of Eileen Mackay CB FRSE (Non- The British Library Act 1972 Stratton St Margaret MA PhD Executive Director, The Royal Bank places the British Library under the CHAIRMAN of Scotland Group) brings to the control and management of the Board her financial and public Members British Library Board, the duty of administration experience and she Lynne Brindley was appointed after consultation which is to manage the Library MA FLA FCILIP FRSA with Scottish ministers. as a national centre for reference, (Chief Executive, the British study and bibliographical and Simon Olswang BA Econ, Solicitor, Library) other information services, in Attorney at Law (California) relation both to scientific and Sir Henry Boyd-Carpenter (formerly Chairman, Olswang) technological matters and to the KCVO MA brings to the Board his legal/ humanities. The Act also requires DEPUTY CHAIRMAN commercial expertise in the field the Board to make the Library’s (formerly Senior Partner, Farrer and of intellectual property rights (IPR). Barry Marsden services available to the public – Co.) was appointed to the Board in particular to institutions of by HM The Queen. He chairs the Dr Gareth W Roberts BSc PhD education and learning, other Board Audit Committee. MBA FRSA (CEO NovaThera Ltd, libraries and industry. Director, IsoHelix Ltd and Partner, Robin S Broadhurst CBE FRICS Opine Consultancy) was appointed The Chairman and members (formerly European Chairman of 1 2 3 4 5 6 for his background and experience of the Board are all appointed Jones Lang LaSalle) brings to the in the UK biotechnology industry, by the Secretary of State for Board his high level of expertise in one of the key R&D-based sectors Culture, Media and Sport, with the 1 Dr Clive Field We’re responsible for the 4 Natalie Ceeney Directorates in the review of their the area of property development served by the Library. exception of one member who DIRECTOR, SCHOLARSHIP effective development, DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS services and the development and estates management. is appointed by HM The Queen. Andrew Stephens BSc AND COLLECTIONS integration and delivery of all AND SERVICES and implementation of All Ministerial appointments to Professor Robert G Burgess PhD SECRETARY TO THE BOARD Our priorities this year include IT functions across the Library. The launch of British Library customer-focused structures. the British Library Board are AcSS (Vice Chancellor, University (Head, Corporate Secretariat) developing our web archiving We will continue to work Direct has been a milestone in We’ve put in place the first subject to the Code of Practice of Leicester) was appointed to programme, and defining the closely with other major making our collection material stages of a modernised pay of the Commissioner for Public the British Library Board for his The British Library best solution for getting research libraries, research and easily accessible to the end-user. strategy and our work on Appointments. Members conform knowledge and experience of Advisory Council our manuscript and archives expert communities, as well as Now my teams are set to extend facilitating the Colleague to a Code of Practice for Members higher education and university catalogues online. Doing so commercial organisations, to the range of services available Opinion Action plan process is of the British Library Board derived affairs and his academic back- The Advisory Council was will help us make accessible ensure we create the level of through the BL Direct portal. enabling us to engage more from the Cabinet Office model ground in the social sciences. established under the terms of the marvellous new additions, which interoperability that is needed. In parallel, we’re increasing the fully with our staff. Code. The Board Secretary ensures British Library Act to ‘advise the include the archives of the writers flexibility of Reading Room Sheila Forbes CBE (Non-Executive British Library Board on any aspect 3 Jill Finney 6 Robert Kirton that new Board members receive Beryl Bainbridge, Anthony Powell services to reflect changing Director, Tribal Group plc and OCS of the development of its services DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC INTERIM DIRECTOR, FINANCE appropriate induction training and Andrew Salkey, and the methods of research and we’re Group Ltd) contributes to the work at home and its relations with MARKETING AND AND CORPORATE RESOURCES upon appointment. significant manuscripts presented joining up services so that users of the Board on the basis of her libraries overseas’. In order to play COMMUNICATIONS The introduction of Europe’s to us by Tom Stoppard. The can begin to enjoy the same A register of interests of members experience in the area of human Everything we do is driven biggest WiFi zone and the a significant role at the centre of excellent work my teams have degree of access to resources of the Board is maintained. The resources and the management by the needs of our users and introduction of new catering the UK’s knowledge network, it is done to implement the Integrated onsite and online. Our goal is to register will be made available for of culture change. She chairs enriching their experience is facilities were both popular essential that the Library obtains Library System in acquisitions give people access to information inspection on application to the the Remuneration Committee. our top strategic priority. successes for the St Pancras good advice on the broad scope and cataloguing now enables wherever they are, whenever Secretary of the Board, who can During 2005/06 we’ll be Estates team this past year. Duncan Lewis MA (Senior Policy of its operations and policies for them to refine their processes, they need it. That’s a tough also provide copies on request. working with colleagues across Over 2005/06 teams are focusing Advisor, The Carlyle Group) was future developments. The Council and they’re identifying significant requirement, but an important the Directorates to develop on preparing for the building appointed to the Board for his helps to ensure that the British efficiency savings that they’ll be goal to focus on. The Board meets regularly, six the Business and Intellectual of the Centre for Conservation experience in the information and Library’s plans are formulated ready to implement by the end times during the year. All Library Property Centre. We’ll create 5 Mary Canavan at St Pancras and major new communications technology field. and implemented effectively. of the year. Directors are normally present an information resource that DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES automated low-oxygen storage during Board meetings. Board Sir Colin Lucas DPhil FRHistS 2 Richard Boulderstone suits the needs of 21st century Change is now a given in modern facilities at Boston Spa, which members are provided with (Warden of Rhodes House, DIRECTOR, E-STRATEGY business and creative enterprise. organisations and it’s not always will be the world’s largest appropriate and timely information. and formerly Vice-Chancellor, AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Our public programmes are easy for staff to accept. One book repository. My Strategy Board papers are distributed one University of Oxford) is a senior Development of the National raising the profile of the Library of the key priorities for HR is Development unit was week in advance of the humanities academic whose Digital Library is a priority for my as an exciting destination at the working with managers, staff responsible for drawing up our relevant meeting to allow members contribution to the Board is team in the coming year. We’re heart of King’s Cross. Beyond and trade unions to enable and strategic priorities and the Finance fully to prepare for meetings. his experience of leadership also responsible for developing our local community, our work facilitate the agenda for change. team will be monitoring closely The main committees of the Board and management in a university and managing the infrastructure on the web and in our regional the key priority of guaranteeing are: the Board Audit Committee; Through our various environment. that’s behind our new integrated programmes to develop learning financial sustainability. We’re the Nominations Committee; and development programmes we’re web service, British Library Direct, and research skills among young working across the Directorates the Remuneration Committee. building effective management and we’ll be implementing the people and lifelong learners is on an agreed and rigorous and skills at all levels to help added functionality that users bringing the opportunities the programme of efficiencies which staff embrace change. We’ve need, coming ever-closer to Library offers to a very wide will be delivering £7 million worked in collaboration with our goal of seamless services. audience indeed. savings over the coming year.
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