Our Board and Management Team

The Casey Cardinia Libraries Board determines policy and monitors performance. The Board is made up of four representatives from the City of Casey and two representatives from the Shire of Cardinia. The Board meets at least four times a year with the position of Chair and meeting venues rotating between councils.

Our Board

Board members

Cr Jeff Springfield
Councillor, Chairperson
Cardinia Shire

Miguel Belmar
City of Casey

Bernard Rohan
Chief Financial Officer
City of Casey

Steve Coldham
Director of Community Life
City of Casey

Jenny Scicluna
General Manager, Customer, People and Performance
Cardinia Shire

Substitute delegates

Noelene Duff
Chair of Administrators
City of Casey

Jack Kowarzik
Cardinia Shire

Our Management Team

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Buckingham is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of the Libraries and overseeing finances, administration and the delivery of the service, including the implementation of the annual Library Plan.

Acting General Manager Finance
Avtar Singh is responsible for managing the Libraries’ budget, accounts insurance and assets and the operation and physical development of library facilities.

General Manager, Organisational Development
Melissa Martin is responsible for the management, recruitment, support and training of all staff, as well as the information services team.

General Manager, Customer Experience
Beth Luppino is responsible for collection development, youth services, marketing, targeted programs, such as the home library service and all events, as well as the acquisition, cataloguing and processing of new stock.

General Manager, Digital Operations
Daniel Lewis is responsible for ICT, technology used by both staff and library members and visitors, as well as CCL’s involvement in the Libraries Victoria Consortia.

Board Minutes

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CCL Local Laws

CCLC Local Law No 1 – Meeting procedures and use of common seal

Regional Library Agreement

Casey Cardinia Regional Library Agreement


Casey Cardinia Libraries, as a Victorian Local Government entity, is governed by the Victorian Local Government Act 1989, and subsequent amendments. Casey Cardinia Libraries is specifically formed by a Regional Library Agreement, signed and sealed by the two member Councils and gazetted by the Minister for Local Government, as per section 196 of the Local Government Act. Section 196 of the Act prescribes the sections of the Local Government Act that Casey Cardinia Libraries must specifically meet and follow.

Casey Cardinia Libraries, as a Local Government Entity incorporated under the Victorian Local Government Act 1989, is also subject to legislation enacted by the State of Victoria, and any Federal Legislation that either applies to or overrides Victorian legislation.