Kate Fortune was recently appointed as president of The Friends of the Turnbull Library, she has been a Committee member of the Friends of the Turnbull Library since 2002. Her working life featured a long involvement with books and publishing, which included heading the NZ Book Council (1977-80), Booksellers NZ (1980-87) and the NZ Film Archive (1990-91), and working for Allen & Unwin, Bridget Williams Books, and the publications unit of the National Library of Australia (1994-96). She was co-editor of The Pacific Islands: an encyclopedia (University of Hawaii Press, 2000). She is a board member of Peppercorn Press Charitable Trust, publisher of New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa.
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