Mrs Elspeth Mitcheson was Director of Leisure and Heritage at Isle of Anglesey County Council until retirement in 2000, with managerial, financial and strategic responsibly for all areas of the leisure and heritage sector. She has undertaken extensive voluntary and community work since retirement, including for the National Eisteddfod of Wales  and for local schools. Elspeth has been appointed an independent assessor by the Commissioner for Public Appointments since 2003. She is also an independent member of the Honours Committee [Community, Voluntary and Local Services] of the Cabinet Office, which is a non-remunerated post.
Mr David Barker was Manager of the North East Wales Schools Library Services until his retirement, providing a library service to 320 schools across four local education authorities. He has been a National Committee member of the Youth and Schools Library Groups of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), and is currently Treasurer of CILIP Cymru. David is also Chair of the Welsh Books Council’s Children’s Books Panel, and a member of the Council’s Executive Committee. He was a member of the Library and Information Services Council (Wales) for six years, during which he was chair of its working party on school libraries. He holds no other Ministerial public appointments.
Mrs Tricia Carter comes from a commercial business background, as a senior business manager and main board director in the IT industry. Her particular experience is in the development of new business, strategic planning and marketing. She was responsible for launching new business sectors, developing new products for both small organisations (SMEs) and major IT businesses, which entailed projects in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Mrs Carter has served as Vice-President and Chair of the Council of the University of Wales Lampeter and as Chair of the Ethical Standards Committee for the Dyfed Powys Police Authority, and is currently a Director of Fair Trade Wales. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the Institute of Welsh Affairs. She holds no other Ministerial public appointments.
Dafydd Wigley, President of the Library, said:
“The reappointment of Elsbeth Mitcheson and David Barker, together with the appointment of Tricia Carter completes a strong team of Trustees for the The National Library of Wales. Their wise advice will be invaluable in steering the Library through this very challenging period. I would like to thank all the trustees for their untiring work for one of Wales’ most important cultural institutions, which also promotes Wales and its culture on a worldwide level.”
Alun Ffred Jones, Minister for Heritage, said:
"I am delighted that Mrs Elspeth Mitcheson and David Barkerhave been reappointed to the Board of Trustees and very much welcome the appointment of Mrs Tricia Carter as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the National Library of Wales. Their wide-ranging experience and skills will be an invaluable addition to the Board's present skills and I look forward very much to their contributions to the work of the Board."
The two members’ second term will begin on 1 January 2011 and their appointments are for four years. Mrs Carter’s first term will also begin on 1 January 2011 and will also last four years. Trustees are currently not remunerated.