Chris Buckingham is President of Public Libraries Victoria and the CEO of Casey Cardinia Libraries. He has extensive experience working in leadership roles across business, community and government.
Chris is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors; was a Finalist in the 2012 Melbourne Awards for Individual Contribution to Melbourne’s profile; and has served the visitor industry in a voluntary capacity as Adjunct Professor, College of Business, Victoria University.
He is a member of the Australian Library & Information Association and represents Victoria on the Australian Public Libraries Association. Chris believes that public libraries play a vital role in sharing information, inspiring creativity and building community resilience.
Chris believes in ‘Paying it forward’ and ‘Looking after the neighbours’. The pursuit of a just and fair society and change for the greater good are what gets Chris out of bed in the morning along with a strong cup of freshly brewed coffee.
In his spare time, he runs a very small farm in West Gippsland with his partner Mikaela, participates in Warragul Parkrun nearly every week and volunteers in local community activities.