Our team

Ilona Kish, Director

Ilona is a Library Avenger. As Director of Public Libraries 2030, she aims to create a stronger European library sector through EU advocacy and network building. A former Secretary General of Culture Action, Ilona has extensive experience in EU advocacy and campaigning, as well as a thorough working knowledge of both the operational and political functions of EU institutions.

‘I am not exaggerating when I say Ilona is known by more library advocates in the EU than any person alive. She is connected to absolutely everyone based in Brussels and a true library champion.’

Jessica Dorr, Deputy Director,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hannah Thominet, Head of Operations

Hannah is responsible for EU policy research, advocacy and communications. By supporting the coordination of a network of pioneering librarians from across Europe, Hannah works to raise awareness of the immense potential of Europe’s 65,000 public libraries among EU policy makers, funders and partners.


Tiana Zignani, Programme Officer

Tiana is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh and La Sorbonne-Nouvelle Paris III.  She joined the team in May 2019 as Communications Assistant.  Tiana manages the social media networks for PL2030, contributes to PL2030’s work in EU-funded projects, and coordinates the flagship event, Generation Code: Born at the Library.