Meet the Team


Management

Peter Francis

Peter Francis

Warden
peter.francis@gladlib.org

Peter Francis is the Warden of Gladstone's Library, and has held this position since 1997. Peter is in charge of the day-to-day running of Gladstone's Library, its yearly programme and the Writer in Residence Scheme. He is festival director of the literary festivals, Gladfest and Hearth, and is the direct link to the board of trustees. The role of Warden of Gladstone's Library has led to Peter's interest in the life and influence of the Library's founder, William Ewart Gladstone, and to editing two collections of lectures on Gladstone, The Grand Old Man and The Gladstone Umbrella. Concerned to make Gladstone's Library more than a shrine to the Victorian statesman, Peter is keen to encourage debate about liberal values in contemporary society.

 

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Annette Lewis

Annette Lewis

Development Manager
annette.lewis@gladlib.org

Annette Lewis is Development Manager at Gladstone’s Library. Her main role is to administer the Library’s fundraising activity.  She also has responsibility for the Library’s many Friends and acts as Treasurer to the US Friends of Gladstone’s Library. Annette started working at the Library in 1998 as a volunteer before being appointed Conference and Exhibition Manager in 2001. She has worked in her current role since 2007.

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Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Financial Manager
sarah.robertson@gladlib.org

Sarah Robertson is Finance Manager at Gladstone's Library and has worked at the Library since 2010. She is responsible for all financial aspects including monthly and annual accounts as well as the day to day finances of the business. 

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Jane Jones

Jane Jones

Operations Manager
jane.jones@gladlib.org

Jane Jones is Operations Manager at Gladstone's Library. Jane started her work at the Library in March 2010 as Bookings Secretary and has worked within her current role since September 2013. Jane works alongside the staff team to ensure that every guest has a pleasant visit. This incorporates Food for Thought, accommodation and conference/group bookings. Jane also administers the Library's HR and Health and Safety.

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Louisa Yates

Louisa Yates

Director of Collections and Research
louisa.yates@gladlib.org

Louisa Yates is Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library, a post she has held since its inception in 2012. Louisa combines her post at Gladstone’s Library with a role as Visiting Lecturer in English at the University of Chester. Alongside Peter Francis, Louisa is Festival Director of the Library’s major and micro festivals, Gladfest and Hearth, and is on the longlisting panel for the Library’s successful Writer in Residence programme.

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Amy Sumner

Amy Sumner

Marketing Manager
amy.sumner@gladlib.org

Amy is the Marketing Manager at Gladstone's Library, and is responsible for maintaining its public relations. Her main tasks include producing the Library’s promotional materials and digital newsletters, liaising with press and media and managing the website and social media channels. She is also responsible for hitting ‘record’ at the Library’s literary festivals and events.

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Leigh Ann Hills

Leigh Ann Hills

Management Assistant
leigh-ann.hills@gladlib.org


Alan Hurst

Alan Hurst

Chef


Library Staff

Siân Morgan

Siân Morgan

Archives Assistant and Receptionist
sian.morgan@gladlib.org


Mike Stanton

Mike Stanton

Receptionist
enquiries@gladlib.org


Caroline Jeffery

Caroline Jeffery

Receptionist
enquiries@gladlib.org


Gary Butler

Gary Butler

Library Assistant
gary.butler@gladlib.org


Margaret Cartner

Finance Assistant
margaret.cartner@gladlib.org


Kitchen and housekeeping

Stephen Last

Stephen Last

Chef


Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones

Bistro Assistant


Corrina Milton

Corrina Milton

Bistro Assistant


Annette Boswell

Annette Boswell

Bistro Assistant


Janet Knapman

Janet Knapman

Bistro Assistant


Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson

Bistro Assistant


Denise Payne

Denise Payne

Bistro / Housekeeping Assistant


Angela Evans

Angela Evans

Housekeeping Team Leader


Kath Haslam

Kath Haslam

Housekeeping Assistant


Ruth Stubbs

Bistro Assistant


Debra Reece

Housekeeping Assistant


Betty Cribb

Bistro Assistant


James Donnelly

Bistro Assistant


Maintenance


Consultants / Associates

Helen Francis

Helen Francis

Library Associate
helen.francis@gladlib.org


Lowri Goss

Lowri Goss

Gladstone's Living Heritage - Fundraising & Project Manager
lowri.goss@gladlib.org


Interns

Ceri Thompson

Ceri Thompson

Intern
intern@gladlib.org


Rebecca Lovell

Rebecca Lovell

Intern
intern@gladlib.org


Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Intern
intern@gladlib.org


Jennifer Froidevaux

Jennifer Froidevaux

Intern
intern@gladlib.org