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​Meet the Team

Samara McIlroy – Manager Government Information Strategy

Samara has most recently worked for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as part of a new team with responsibility for implementing strategic information management. Prior to that she briefly worked for TAHO developing Guidelines and Advices. Before commencing in State Government she worked in the private sector as a Records Management consultant. 

Samara has a background in records, archives and museums, is a professional member of the Australian Society of Archivists, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania and a Bachelor of Applied Science from RMIT. 

David Bloomfield - Archivist Government Information Strategy

David has worked as an Archivist for TAHO since March 2005. His work has included developing and delivering training programs for government and public clients in current recordkeeping practice. He has been involved in the arrangement and description of records, both from State and non-State depositors such as private organisations and members of the community. Prior to 2005, he worked for six years as Records Officer and Archivist for the Victorian Branch of the Construction Union.

David has been an active member of the Australian Society of Archivists since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education from the University of Tasmania, and a Graduate Diploma in Archives and Records Management from Curtin University.

Sally Murdoch – Consultant Government Information Strategy

Sally has most recently worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Strategic Information Review project. Prior to that, she was State Manager for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for eight years. Sally has worked across many library sectors in Victoria and Tasmania, including special, school, tertiary, and State libraries. She previously worked for TAHO during the merger of the Archives Office of Tasmania and the State Library’s Heritage Collections.

Sally is a professional member of the Australian Library and Information Association. She holds a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Australian Studies) from the University of Melbourne.

Janet Henderson – Consultant Government Information Strategy

Janet has a background in libraries and has worked in a primary school library, colleges, the ABC and the University of Tasmania. She moved into information management a couple of years ago, most recently working in Local Government.

Janet holds a Graduate Diploma in Information Management from the University of Tasmania and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Rhodesia and Masters in Forensic Science from the University of Strathclyde.

Allegra Huxtable – Manager Government Information Strategy (on secondment)

Sam Foster-Davies – Consultant Government Information Strategy (on secondment)