Tola Dabiri Consulting was established in October 2010. It operates mainly in the culture, arts and heritage sector, in particular libraries, archives and Carnival.


Tola DabiriTola Dabiri is a self- motivated and innovative senior manager, who has specialised in project management policy, service and staff development, and audience and client identification.  During her career, Tola has developed leadership, negotiating, community engagement, partnership brokering, analytical and budgeting skills, which can be applied at national and regional levels in both strategic and operational settings.

Tola has a First Class Honours degree, HND and Prince 2 Practitioner qualifications. Tola speaks French and some Spanish.

Tola lives in Hertfordshire, and enjoys creative writing, live music, reading, socialising with friends, cooking, crafts, travelling and swimming.


A brief career summary for Tola is below. A full CV is available on request.


Career Profile

October 2011 to present: UK Centre for Carnival Arts

Project Manager for the Digital Carnival Archive Project

October 2010 (and continuing): Formation of Tola Dabiri Consulting

September 2007 to October 2010: Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA)

September 2007 to September 2008: MLA South East

July 2004 to September 2007: Sutton Library Service

Mar 2003 -July 2004: Haringey Library Service

Nov 1995 – Mar 2003: Brent Library Service



 B.A. (Hons): Library and Information Studies (First)

 BTEC H.N.D: Business and Finance (Merit)