SCL elects a President every two years. The current leadership is: Neil MacInnes, President
Neil MacInnes has over 30 years experience in public libraries having worked in a range of roles with Glasgow City Council during a 20 year period and more recently Manchester City Council. Neil joined Manchester as Head of Service Improvement in 2005 and has been Head of Libraries, Information and Archives since 2010.
Neil has led on the recent £48m transformation of Manchester Central Library as well as an ambitious renewal programme for Manchester’s Libraries. Neil has been an Executive Member of SCL for a number of years as well as an Executive Member for SCL North West.
SCL National Executive
The National Executive is made up of Chief Librarians from across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Meetings are held five times a year.
ASCEL Chair: Sue Balls
East Midlands: Peter Gaw
East of England: Andrew Bignell
London: Anthony Hopkins & Carol Boswarthack
North East: Angela Forster
North West: Julie Spencer
South East: Lindy Elliott
South West: Sue Crowley
Wales: Nicola Pitman
West Midlands: Dawn Beaumont
Yorkshire & Humber: Kathryn Harrison