Jill Cousins

Jill Cousins is the Executive Director of the Europeana Foundation.
She has a background in web publishing, event management and research.
In 2004 she set up The European Library, followed by the development of Europeana in 2007. Her past employment includes commercial publishing as European Business Development Director of VNU New Media and scholarly publishing with Blackwell Publishing. She worked for Learned Information as the Event and Marketing Director of Online Information and Internet World and has worked in financial research for Disclosure having sold her Information research company, First Contact, in an earn out.
Experience at the management consultancy Bain & Co gave her some useful tools and being a map researcher for the Ministry of Defense for the first 18 months of working life an insight into different views of our world. Her passion is enticing unlikely people into their cultural heritage.