Management and Trustees



Andy Ryan – Chief Executive

Andy Ryan is founder and chief executive of Cityread.  Prior to establishing Cityread, Andy was responsible for marketing and office management at London Libraries from 2005 to 2010, before which she worked in events in Interdisciplinary Arts at Arts Council England.  In 2010 Andy established Stellar Libraries CIC, a creative agency for libraries, from which the Cityread charity has grown.  Cityread London 2014 won a CILIP Impact award for marketing excellence, and Stellar Libraries was awarded Social Enterprise of the year in the Mayor of Lewisham Business Awards 2015.  Andy has generated over £1.5 million for library-related programmes since 2010, and was named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s 1000 most influential people of 2016.

Anne Hall – Project Manager


Ben Aaronovitch
Jonah Albert
Catherine Forbes
Cheney Gardner
Louise Goodman
Jonathan Kuhles
Chris McCrudden
Lord Tope – Chair