Jill Benn

CLI Director
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Jill Benn
University Librarian
University of Western Australia

Jill is University Librarian at the University of Western Australia (UWA). She is proud of her Aboriginal heritage, as a descendant of the Noongar Ballardong people. Jill has significant leadership experience in the higher education environment. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also the current elected professional staff member on UWA’s highest governing body, UWA Senate. Jill has led several key initiatives at UWA including significant library refurbishments and major changes resulting in improved outcomes for researchers and for students. Jill is focused on strategic partnership, collaboration and engagement to develop and improve libraries.

In addition to serving as a Faculty Member for the CAUDIT Leadership Institute, Jill was Chair of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) from 2019-2023 and is the current Co-Chair of the Research Data Alliance Council.

CAUDIT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of all First Nations people.