Chief Executive Officer at State Library Victoria, Australia
Kate Torney is Chief Executive Officer of State Library Victoria, a position she has held since July 2015. Kate joined the Library during an exciting period of transformation, overseeing an $88.1 million redevelopment project – building new spaces, services and technologies across the iconic heritage site. Kate is the Chair of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), and a former member of the Ministerial Council for Volunteers and the Ministerial Council for the Creative State. Kate previously spent 25 years in journalism; from 2009 – 2015 she was Director of News at the ABC, leading 1,400 journalists and production staff around Australia and in 11 international bureaus.