The DPC is governed by an Executive Board and is accountable to members through a Representative Council and a series of thematic Sub-Committees. It employs eleven staff.


  • Richard Ovenden OBE, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Representative Council

The DPC Representative Council is formed of a delegate from each of our full members.  It ensures that the DPC remains tightly focussed on its strategic plan, and that the strategic plan is relevant to members' emerging needs. It meets every three months, immediately before or after the Executive Board to receive and review the DPC's workplan and progress reports.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is oversees delivery of the DPC strategic plan and is responsible for governance and compliance.  It meets quarterly to receive reports on major risks and set forward financial plans. The Chair and Vice Chair are elected annually at the AGM, other directors serve for three years (with an option to renew) and are appointed subject to a competency framework. It comprises 4 officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Financial Director, Executive Director); 4 Sub-committee Chairs (Advocacy, Workforce Development, Research, Management); and 4 'Ordinary' members. Directors have legal responsibilities for the DPC and a register of directors interests is maintained to ensure neutrality.

  • Juan Bicarregui, UKRI - Chair

  • Kevin Ashley, Digital Curation Centre 

  • Susan Corrigall, National Records of Scotland

  • Michelle Donoghue, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

  • Edith Halvarsson, Bodleian Libraries

  • Leslie Johnston, US NARA

  • Tim Keefe, Chester Beatty Library - Financial Director

  • William Kilbride - Executive Director

  • Kate Murray, Library of Congress - Vice Chair

  • Roxana Maurer, Bibliothèque nationale du Luxembourg

  • Tuan Pham, Cambridge University

  • Vicky Plaine, BBC

  • John Sheridan, The National Archives

  • Paul Stokes, Jisc

  • Jaye Weatherburn, University of Melbourne - Observer

  • Alicia Wise, CLOCKSS

Register of Directors Interests can be viewed here (member login required). 


The DPC has five Sub-Committees drawn from the membership which meet every 3 months or so.  Each is charged with oversight of one or more of the DPC's strategic six goals.  Each one is chaired by a Board director, has 6-12 member representatives and each one supports the work of a DPC staff member. The Sub-Committees make important decisions about the work of the coalition such as the awards of grants or review of funding proposals, and they have detailed involvement in the development of our workplan in each area.

  • Australasia Stakeholder Group (Chair: Jaye Weatherburn)

  • Advocacy and Community Engagement Sub-Committee (Chair: Paul Stokes)

  • Management and Governance Sub-Committee (Chair: Tim Keefe)

  • Research and Practice Sub-Committee (Chair: Tuan Pham)

  • Workforce Development Sub-Committee (Chair: Susan Corrigall)

Sub-Committee membership is refreshed annually at the start of the year.

See all Sub-Committee members.


  • Dr Amy Currie, Training and Grants Manager

  • Dr William Kilbride, Executive Director

  • Sharon McMeekin, Head of Training and Skills 

  • John McMillan, Head of Administration and Finance

  • Sarah Middleton, Head of Advocacy and Communication

  • Jenny Mitcham, Head of Good Practice and Standards

  • Ellie O'Leary, Administration Manager

  • Michael Popham, Digital Preservation Analyst

  • Angela Puggioni, Community Engagement Manager

  • Paul Wheatley, Head of Research and Practice

  • Robin Wright, Head of DPC Australasia-Pacific 

Previous Office Holders


    Kevin Ashley (Vice Chair 2012-2022)

  • Neil Beagrie (Secretary 2002-2003)

  • Frances Boyle (Executive Director 2008-2009)

  • Dame Lynne Brindley (Chair 2002-2006)

  • Reg Carr (Vice Chair 2002-2005)

  • Maggie Jones (Secretary 2003-2006)

  • Patricia Kernaghan (Vice Chair 2011)

  • Patricia Killiard (Vice Chair 2012)

  • Bruno Longmore (Vice Chair 2006-2010, Acting Chair 2009)

  • Laura Mitchall (Chair 2013-2017)

  • Ronald Milne (Vice Chair 2005- 2006, Chair 2006-2009)

  • Richard Ovenden (Chair 2009-2013)

  • Najla Semple (Secretary 2006-2007)


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