President contact president at vbg.net.au
Jim Finger has been involved in the poultry industry for 35 years and in that time has collected a lot of literature on poultry. This generated a requirement for conservation of the collection and reproduction of selected historically important documents. This generated the desire to be able to do this work himself, and the desire to learn led to his involvement in the Guild. Jim doubles at present as the web master.
Vice President contact vice president at vbg.net.au
Debra Parry is a conservator specializing in paper, photographs and books. Debra has worked for five years as a conservator at the National Archives where she worked on a range of large and small volumes among other items. This year she has set up her own business, Melbourne Conservation Services.
Secretary contact secretary at vbg.net.au
Robert Ford is a culinary consultant with an interest in cooking literature leading to ownership of a bookshop and book restoration business, ReboundTXT in Seddon.
Treasurer contact treasurer at vbg.net.au
Peter Lewis has a long term involvement in leatherwork and book restoration, as well as conservation supplies. He owns and operates Rutherford Fine Binding.
Librarian contact librarian at vbg.net.au
Mary Russell is a professional indexer, trained librarian, and our librarian. She has been fortunate to travel recently to England to participate in short courses on leather bindings and is participating in the RMIT short courses on book binding.
Newsletter Editor contact editor at vbg.net.au
Kirsty Batchelor has always loved reading and latterly heard about the bookbinding courses running at RMIT. During these years she also heard about the guild and started coming to some of their meetings. She has attended a number of their courses and because she has gained so much from the guild and it’s members, decided to try and help, by offering to be editor!
Tim Morrow is a long term member of the guild, now in retirement from his graphics business