Ayub Khan MBE
Ayub Khan MBE
Ayub Khan, Head of Universal Services for Warwickshire County Council
He leads several public-facing departments including Libraries, Heritage and Culture and Registration.
He spent his early career in education and children and young people’s services, and was later Project Officer for the new Library of Birmingham. In 2013, Ayub was awarded an MBE for his services to Libraries and Communities.
Ayub is President Elect of Libraries Connected and a Fellow and past President of CILIP - The Library and Information Association. He is a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Deputy Chair of the Midlands Board of Arts Council England, a Trustee of the English Folk and Dance Society, and a former member of the UNESCO Culture Committee. He is on the Board of the British Library’s Public Lending Right Committee, and chairs the judging panel of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards for library innovation. He is also a peer reviewer of library and cultural services for the Local Government Association.
Ayub is a published author who has written many articles and blogs for professional audiences. He regularly speaks at seminars and conferences in the UK and abroad. His interest extends to international development, with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion. He has worked on library projects for the British Council in Eastern Europe, Africa in South Asia, and recently supported library and museum projects in Dubai and Iraq. He currently chairs CILIP’s Working International Project Board.