Rob Thomas AO is the Co-Chair of the State Library of NSW Foundation' and past President of the Library Council of NSW . He has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry. Mr Thomas is former Chairman of TAL and the Stockbrokers Association of Australia, and Heartware International Ltd and a former director of Virgin Australia Ltd and REVA Medical Limited. He currently is Chairman of Starpharma Ltd, Aus Bio Ltd and Grahger Retail Securities Pty Ltd, and a director of O’Connell Street Associates Pty Ltd and Biotron Ltd. At the end of his tenure as President of the Library Council in 2015, he and his family In 2015 he and his family established the Library's Coral Thomas Fellowship in honour of his mother, Coral Kirkwood Thomas née Patrick (1920-1996). It is the Library's most significant fellowship.