Nick Poole is CEO of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), where he is responsible for working with the Board of Trustees to set strategic direction, develop operational plans, support member engagement and develop a positive working culture.
Prior to joining CILIP, Nick was CEO of Collections Trust, the UK and international organisation for Collections Management based at the Natural History Museum in London. Before that he was a National Policy Adviser to the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
Nick’s previous career involved work in Marketing, PR and Communications and in the Financial Services sector. He is currently a Trustee of Wikimedia UK, the UK chapter of the international Wikipedia movement.
Nick was previously Chair of the International Council of Museums UK and of the Europeana Network, a cross-industry body representing the interests of publishers, broadcasters and cultural institutions in Europe. He has also served as a Trustee & former Treasurer of CILIP.
Nick has lectured and presented worldwide on topics relating to Cultural Heritage, New Media and the Arts. He is a visiting lecturer at several Universities and currently acts as the DCMS-nominated representative to the European Commission’s Member States Expert Group. He is Chair of the Hakluyts House Society at Westminster School.