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 Wayne Smith BJ JP
City of Casey

Cr Damien Rosario
City of Casey

Mr Steve Coldham
Director Community Life
City of Casey

Mr Bernard Rohan
Chief Financial Officer
City of Casey

Cr Jodie Owen
Cardinia Shire

Tracey Parker
General Manager, Liveable Communities
Cardinia Shire

Substitute delegates

Cr Rosalie Crestani
City of Casey

Cr Ray Brown
Cardinia Shire

Mr Callum Pattie
Manager, Active Communities
City of Casey


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.

General Manager Finance
Emily Ramaswamy 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.

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, lending services, the library management system, information services and CCL’s involvement in the Swift Consortia.

Board Minutes

August 2019: Agenda

June 2019: Agenda | Minutes

April 2019: Agenda | Minutes

February 2019: Agenda | Minutes

November 2018: Agenda | Minutes
October 2018: Agenda | Minutes
August 2018: Agenda | Minutes

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CCL Local Laws

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



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 an 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 or overrides Victorian legislation.