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.