The Management Board

Day to day management and decision making is delegated to The Management Board. This is comprised of the Officers and up to 7 Ordinary Members representing different library sectors. The Board is appointed annually at the Regional Council AGM, though Ordinary Members serve for 3 years. The Board has a range of responsibilities including the preparation and monitoring of the Strategic Plan, the production of the Annual Report and return to the Charities Commission and financial management, including the production of audited accounts.

All members of the Board are Trustees of the charity, SWRLS.

Current board members

  • Jill Barker, Gloucestershire County Council
  • Medi Bernard, Bournemouth Borough Council
  • Andy Brisley, North Somerset Council (Treasurer)
  • Jackie Chelin, University of West of England (Chair)
  • Karen Foster, Yeovil College
  • Donna Gundry, Plymouth College of Art (Vice Chair)
  • Scott Jordan, University of Gloucestershire (Secretary)
  • Merryn Kent, Cornwall County Council
  • Chris Moore, Wiltshire County Council
  • Kate Murray, Bristol City Council
  • Patricia Rogers, University of Bristol
  • Marie Weinel, Bath and North East Somerset Council

The Management Board of SWRLS may be contacted via email at