Chris Buckingham

Chris Buckingham


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.