Prior to joining Book Aid International, Jill had extensive experience working in special, law and academic libraries in Australia. This experience covered the full range of library services and culminated in managing a special library with fifteen staff.
Jill left Australia in 2003 and worked at the National University Library in Timor-Leste. This role led to a period of nine years work in development in Timor-Leste, the last five of which were as Program Manager for Plan International, managing a range of projects including early childhood education programmes and the development of mobile libraries operating in camps for internally displaced people.
She joined Book Aid International as Head of Programmes in February 2013 .