As head of advocacy Susan Adams will promote the British Library’s issues, activity and policies to external stakeholder groups, including government and Parliament.
Adams was public affairs liaison at Southbank Centre from 2006 to 2009, having previously worked in Parliament and for Weber Shandwick. Most recently, she spent two years as a freelance consultant.
She said ‘This is an exciting time for the British Library and it is a privilege to join such an innovative world-class organisation.
‘The library contributes a great deal to the social, economic, cultural and educational life of our country, and I’m looking forward to communicating this wide-ranging impact to policy makers.’
Her role will involve building effective relationships on behalf of the library to support funding bids and contribute to public debate as it relates to the library.
Adams will also provide stakeholder relations advice to senior colleagues and lead the advocacy team.
Miki Lentin, head of comms at the British Library, said ‘Susan brings with her a wealth of advocacy experience and her ability to develop strong contacts across Westminster and Whitehall, and with key stakeholders will be invaluable as the library enters a new year.’