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Hilary Beaton - Executive Director

Award-winning playwright, Hilary Beaton has written for stage and screen and is a published author. She has worked with a variety of arts and cultural organisations, both large and small, including libraries, museums, art galleries and theatre companies, producing a diverse range of performances, festival events, literary cabaret, workshop, conference and seminar programmes, corporate and educational presentations and publications. Previous executive roles include Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary, Downstage Theatre and the Queensland Writers' Centre. 

"Having built a career in writing, editing, publishing and cultural change management, and possessing an enduring love of libraries and their role in our society, I am excited about taking up the role with Public Libraries of New Zealand. As the peak body for the public library sector, our members works to ensure all New Zealanders have access to outstanding libraries services."

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