Dr. Lynne Brindley

Chief Executive, The British Library

Lynne BrindleyLynne Brindley is a leading expert on knowledge management. She is the first information professional to hold the post of Chief Executive of the British Library and has led the BL in a transformational modernisation strategy across its services and structures. Lynne is active in national and international bodies concerned with cultural, library and digital information strategy. She chairs the UK Digital Preservation Coalition and Cobra, the CENL group for digital projects in European national libraries.

She has been a member of the UK’s Research Support Libraries Group (RSLG), a member of the Executive committee of the National Museums Directors Conference (NMDC) and is currently a Board member of the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). She is on the Library of Congress Advisory Board for the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Programme (NDIIPP), is a member of the Ithaka Board (a US not-for-profit organisation committed to exploitation of IT in universities), and is on the Advisory Council to the Stanford University Library/Academic Information Resources. She is a visiting professor at the University of Leeds and at City University.

Her research and professional interests are in knowledge management and digital preservation. Her previous career spanned a range of high profile management roles at leading academic institutions including the London School of Economics, Aston University and Leeds University.

In her previous role as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Leeds University, she was responsible for the development of the University’s strategy for Communications and Information Technology. In addition she had responsibility for two faculties and was responsible for leading the knowledge management strategy within Leeds. She has also worked in the private sector as a senior management consultant for KPMG and the British Library (1979-85) in both Bibliographic Services and as Head of the Chief Executive’s Office. She was educated at Truro High School, the University of Reading, and University College London.