ALMA-UK brings together leaders and senior staff from its member organisations to engage in regular roundtable discussion, both in person and remotely.
Member bodies are responsible for nominating their own representatives, who comprise a mix of the organisations’ Chief Executives, Directors and heads of service or function.
Meetings of ALMA-UK are facilitated by a standing Chair, who is elected from this pool of representatives by majority vote. The Chair’s term of office is for two years, with the option of serving two consecutive years, if re-elected.
Through its project work and wider collaborative initiatives, the Alliance involves many other staff from within its own organisational circles, together with external stakeholders.
The current Chair of ALMA-UK is Linda Tomos.
Director, Acquisitions, Exports, Loans and Collections, Arts Council England
Director, Libraries, Arts Council England
Head of Engagement, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives
Director of Service Delivery, Libraries NI
Director, Northern Ireland Museums Council
Head of Public Services, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Chief Executive, Museums Galleries Scotland
Head of Research and Development, Museums Galleries Scotland
CEO, Scottish Library and Information Council
Dr Irene O’Brien
Chair, Scottish Council on Archives
Linda Tomos (Chair of ALMA-UK)
Director, CyMAL: Museums Archives and Libraries Wales, a division of the Welsh Government
Head of Access, Learning and ICT, CyMAL
Head of Libraries Development, LGMA (Ireland)