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Past members of the RDA Board

RDA Board: background

As part of the commitment to internationalization, there was a significant change in governance that began in 2015. One of the first steps was a change in name. The Committee of Principals became the RDA Board on November 6th, 2015.

For more details about the change, see the statement made by the Committee of Principals on May 29, 2015.

Representatives of the Copyright Holders

Mary Ghikas, American Library Association
Copyright Holder Representative, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for the American Library Association (Co-Publisher)
Former Chair of the Committee of Principals

Valoree McKay, Canadian Library Association
Copyright Holder Representative, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for the Canadian Library Association (Co-Publisher) (2014-2015)

Simon Berney-Edwards, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
Copyright Holder Representative, 2016-2018
Chair of the RDA Board, 2016-2018
Former Committee of Principals representative for the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (Co-Publisher) (2014-2015)
Former Chair of the Committee of Principals (2014-2015)

National Institution Representatives

Ángela Quiroz Ubierna, Library of National Congress of Chile, Chile
National Institution Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, 2017-2019

Beacher Wiggins, Library of Congress, United States of America
National Institution Representative for North America, 2017-2019
Member during the transition from Committee of Principals to RDA Board, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for the Library of Congress, United States of America (2002-2015)

Amelia McKenzie, National Library of Australia
National Institution Representative for Oceania, 2017-2018
Member during the transition from Committee of Principals to RDA Board, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for the National Library of Australia (2014-2015)

Diane Beattie, Library and Archives Canada
Co-opted member to assist with the governance transition, 2017-2018
Member during the transition from Committee of Principals to RDA Board, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for Library and Archives Canada

Neil Wilson, British Library
Co-opted member to assist with the governance transition, 2017-2018
Member during the transition from Committee of Principals to RDA Board, 2016
Former Committee of Principals representative for the British Library

RSC Chair

Gordon Dunsire, Chair of RDA Steering Committee, 2016-2018

Past trustees of the RDA Fund since 2016

(when different from the Copyright Holder representative)

Helen Carley, Facet Publishing, CILIP, 2016-2018
Don Chatham, American Library Association, 2016

Past chairs of RDA Board working groups since 2016

Katie Bane, ALA Digital Reference, Chair of the Marketing Working Group, 2017-2019