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National Board

The National Board of the CBCA came into being on 18th November 2012. The leadership of the CBCA with a Board as the governance body will help to ensure that the CBCA is a strong and cohesive national organisation well placed to achieve our objectives in the future.

To meet the Board:  click here for details: 

October 2017 

1. New Independent Director

The National Board extends a warm welcome to Kylie Rathborne, our new Independent Director – Marketing. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and post-graduate qualifications in Writing, Editing and Publishing.

2. Evergreen Merchandise

Work is underway on the business planning for a new evergreen merchandise strategy.

 CBCA holds the original images for Book Week themes and they are stored at the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature in Canberra.

Elements of some of these artworks will be used to produce a range of promotional items (such as greeting cards and tote bags) in consultation with the creators.

We believe this represents a wonderful opportunity to share these beautiful illustrations with a broader audience while also providing the CBCA with an additional income stream with which to continue our work in promoting Australian children’s literature.

7 April 2017

The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has announced the retirement of Deputy Chair, Margaret Hamilton AM, from the National Board, and appointed Non-Executive Director Julia Davenport to the newly vacated position. Read the announcement here.

Margaret has spent a lifetime devoted to children’s books.  Please take the time to read here: “A LIFE IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS”, the speech that she delivered to the National Board when her retirement was announced at the recent AGM.