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Kate Torney

State Library of Victoria

Kate Torney was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the State Library of Victoria in July 2015.  SLV is Victoria’s oldest cultural institution and Australia’s busiest public library with around 1.9 million visitors each year over 4 million visits online. Kate is the Deputy Chair of National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and Co-Chair of GLAM Peak which leads collaboration between galleries, libraries, archives and museums sectors in Australia to enable people to access, use and build on our national collections. From April 2009 Kate was Director of News at the ABC, leading 1400 journalists and production staff around Australia and in 11 international bureaus. Kate was a member of the ABC’s executive leadership team and reported to the managing director. Kate led the News Division through a period of transformational change in the global news industry, including the launch and growth of News 24 and the rapid expansion of the ABC’s online and mobile news services. As a result, ABC News is now at the forefront of innovation in digital news delivery, with cross-platform news teams including ABC Fact Check and an interactive digital storytelling unit. Before taking up the position of Director of News Kate was head of the Asia Pacific News Centre. She previously worked as a reporter, producer, executive producer and editor.