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 – Vision 2020 – building new spaces, services and technologies across the iconic heritage site, due for completion in 2019.
Kate is the Chair of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA), and she serves on the boards of Circus Oz, The Conversation and the Judith Neilson Institute of Journalism and Ideas. She is a former member of the Ministerial Council for Volunteers and the Ministerial Council for the Creative State.
Kate spent 25 years in journalism before joining the State Library. 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.