Dagmar has held senior executive positions for the past 30 years, the last as CEO and State Librarian of the State Library of NSW from 1995-2006. Prior to that Dagmar was Director of OTEN and held senior positions in the fields of technology, education, and librarianship. She has worked in the university, government and private sector and has been a Director on a number of not for profit Boards. Dagmar has worked as a consultant to national and international organisations and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1988/89. She has published widely and has been guest speaker at conferences both in Australia and overseas.
Dagmar was awarded an Order of Australia in 2004 and a Centenary Medal in 2003. The University of NSW awarded her a Doctor of Letters in 1999 and the University’s Alumni Award for Arts/Law in 2006. She is a Fellow of ALIA, the Australian Library and Information Association and was President in 2006.
In 2005 she was a NSW finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year Award and she is profiled in “A Fair Go, Portraits of the Australian Dream” by Wendy McCarthy AO. Focus Publishing, 1999.
Dagmar is Chair of the Aurora Foundation Ltd, a not for profit organisation involved in leadership development in the library and information sector, Chair of the War Widows’ Guild of Australia NSW Ltd, a member of the Alzheimers NSW Advisory Board. Dagmar is married with two children and enjoys music, reading, travel, surfing, sailing, skiing and walking.