Our Team

The School Library Association is managed by a Board, elected by SLA members for a period of three years. There are currently two sub-committees, for Publications and Training. The SLA's Board is the strategic planning body for the Association, and the input of new board members, bringing fresh ideas and approaches, is essential. 

The team in SLA HQ (based in Swindon) are then responsible for implementing the plan, and the day to day management of the charity. 

The President and Patrons help spread the message about the SLA and our aims. 

The SLA HQ team

The President

The role of the President is to promote and support the SLA. 

Richard Gerver began his career in education as headmaster of the failing Grange Primary School. In just two years, he famously transformed the school into one of the most acclaimed learning environments in the world.

Richard has since transitioned to the global stage to deliver passionate, provocative and authentic speeches, drawing upon the first-hand experiences and unique insights garnered from frontline education to explore the links between great leadership, human potential, change and innovation. It is this authenticity and uniqueness which has led to Richard speaking on the most recognised stages, including TED, the RSA and BBC radio. 

Richard became the President of the SLA in December 2020.

The Board are central to the running of the SLA.