Board and Executive Team

Board Members


Ms Mary Stuart

Appointed 2019

Mary is Executive Director of the iconic 111-year-old Luna Park Melbourne and held the concurrent position as CEO from 2006. Mary holds the positions of Director, Company Secretary and Public Officer of several private companies, Director on the St. Kilda Tourism and Events Board and is a member of the IAAPA Hall of Fame Committee and the AALARA International Standards Harmonisation Working Party.

Mary has a strong background in industrial relations, industry development and corporate governance with national ACTU Officer responsibilities for a range of industries. Mary has also achieved pay equity test cases and professional rates for industry sectors dominated by women. Mary has held several state and federal statutory positions and appointments and remains actively involved in a range of community and social justice organisations. Mary was the inaugural Chairperson of ‘Her Place, Women’s Museum Australia’, Vice President of the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreations Association Inc (AALARA), Deputy Chair of St Kilda Tourism Association.

Mary was appointed as Acting Board President on 10 July 2023, and was appointed Board President effective from 25 October 2023. Mary is Chair of Museums Victoria’s People, Culture and Industrial Relations Committee and a member of the Museums Victoria Foundation and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage and Advisory Committees. Mary was appointed as Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit and Risk Committee from 27 July 2023.

Deputy President

Mr Tim Goodwin

Appointed 2019

Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales, and is a barrister at the Victorian Bar practicing in commercial and public law. Tim serves on a number of boards including the Human Rights Law Centre, and in 2018, received the Federal Attorney General’s National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award.

Tim is Deputy President of the Museums Board of Victoria, Chair of Museums Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, and member of the Research Committee.


Mr Dale McKee

Appointed 2021

Dale was a senior partner at PwC with extensive experience serving Australia’s largest listed companies in audit, accounting, corporate governance, risk management and capital markets matters, and also served some of the world’s most significant enterprises whilst posted to PwC in London.

Dale is a Bachelor of Business and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Dale is currently a Trustee of the Marion and EH Flack Trust, Non-executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of ASX listed Carbon Revolution Ltd and business consultant. Former roles include being a member of the Australian Auditing Standards Board and finance committee roles at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Dale is Treasurer of the Museums Board of Victoria, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee and People, Culture and Industrial Relations Committee. 

Dale also serves as a member of the museum’s Steering Committee for the Scienceworks redevelopment project.

Mr Jon Faine AM

Appointed 2023

Jon is a Vice Chancellors Fellow at the University of Melbourne, based in the Law School but with a roving commission across the entire academy.

Jon started professional life as a solicitor in commercial litigation in private practice for four years, then with Fitzroy Legal Service for three. He joined the ABC to present the Law Report on Radio National in 1989 and after four years was offered the chance to instead present talkback programmes on local radio and hosted several TV shows. After 23 years hosting the agenda setting morning shift on ABC Melbourne, Jon resigned in 2019. He has since been a weekly columnist for The Age.

Jon has published two oral histories, the travel best-seller From Here To There [Harper Collins, 2010] telling of a road trip adventure with his younger son from Melbourne to London and Apollo & Thelma: A True Tall Tale in 2022.

He has served on the boards of not-for-profits and the Victoria Law Foundation, won several media awards and was in 2023 presented with the Melbourne Press Club ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.

Jon is Chair of Museums Victoria’s Foundation.

Professor Bronwyn Fox

Appointed 2021

Bronwyn was appointed as Chief Scientist for CSIRO in June 2021, having previously held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise) at Swinburne University. She is an internationally recognised expert on carbon fibre and composite materials and was a founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute.

Bronwyn is a former Chair of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (Victorian Division), a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Bronwyn was a member of the National Quantum Advisory Committee and most recently appointed as Chair of the National Robotics Strategy Advisory Committee.

Bronwyn is Chair of Museums Victoria’s Research Committee.

Ms Clare Kennedy

Appointed 2023

Clare is a communications and content specialist with extensive content and production experience. A lawyer with a background in legal practice, she has experience working in both private practice and community lawyering, having done her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Monash University.

Clare joined the Victoria Law Foundation in January 2017 as the Foundation’s legal writer and editor, managing the Foundation’s publications and producing legal content. As part of the research team, she contributes to research projects across the Foundation’s program, and its strategic communication.

Clare is one of the authors on the Foundation’s Community Legal Centres Workforce Survey and Data Mapping Projects reports. She also leads the Annual Report each year.

Before joining the Foundation, Clare wrote for newspapers and magazines on books, architecture and design.

Clare is a member of Museums Victoria’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory, and People, Culture and Industrial Relations Committees.

Ms Linda Bardo Nicholls AO

Appointed 2017

Linda is a corporate advisor and a non-executive director of a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. She is Chair of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Director of Medibank Private and Ingham’s Enterprises. Previously Linda was Chair of Japara Healthcare, a Director of Fairfax Media, Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute, Pacific Brands, Sigma Pharmaceuticals and St George Bank; and Chair of Healthscope, Australia Post and Keolis Downer (trading as Yarra Trams). In 2007 she was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia; in 2014 she was named as a Victorian Distinguished Fellow by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and in 2015 was made a Life Fellow.

Linda is a member of Museums Victoria’s Audit and Risk; Nominations, Remuneration and Governance and People, Culture and Industrial Relations Committees.

Mr Peter Tullin

Appointed 2017

A successful entrepreneur, Peter was a Co-Founder of, a venture capital-funded ecommerce site retailing art and design products from leading international culture brands such as the V&A and Tate. He is co-author of the book Intelligent Naivety, a guidebook to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality, and his second book, REMIX, was published by The Guardian and later became REMIX Summits, a series of leading global ideas conferences that explore the intersection of culture, technology and entrepreneurship. Peter also provides consulting services to a number of leading cultural organisations. He is a member of Creative Victoria’s Creative State Advisory Group and a Trustee of Geelong Arts Centre, and an Advisory Board member of the Grande Consolidated Holdings. 

Peter is a member of Museums Victoria Foundation Committee.

Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Lynley Crosswell


Lynley was appointed in February 2017 and is responsible for providing executive leadership in, and being accountable for, the operations of Museums Victoria.

Chief Financial Officer

Georgina Cox

Georgina first joined Museums Victoria in 2019 and commenced as Chief Financial Officer in November 2022.

As Chief Financial Officer, Georgina is responsible for Finance, Financial Planning and Analysis, Legal and Risk, Strategic Capital Program, Strategic Information and Compliance, and Technology Strategy and Delivery.

Director, Research Institute

Dr Nurin Veis

Nurin first commenced with Museums Victoria in July 1998 and was appointed as Director, Research and Collections in April 2018, and became the inaugural Director of the Research Institute in June 2022. Nurin is responsible for: the development, conservation and promotion of the State collection through research and acquisition; providing access to the collections and associated information for museum visitors, scholars, community groups and national and international audiences through digital platforms; and conducting research to address local, national and international issues.
As Director of the Research Institute, Nurin oversees the following departments: First Peoples, History and technology, Sciences, Strategic collections Management and Collection Information, Collection Storage and Logistics and Public Information.

Director, Development & Commercial Operations

Romina Calabro

Romina was appointed in August 2019 and is responsible for building and strengthening Museums Victoria’s financial sustainability by developing and implementing a suite of philanthropic fundraising and corporate sponsorship programs.

Romina is also responsible for commercial businesses within the organisation, including Memberships, Museum Spaces and Events, Retail Services, IMAX and the Museum Car Parking Services.

Chief Operating Officer

Sean Royal

Sean first commenced with Museums Victoria in June 2017. Sean was appointed as Chief People & Engagement Officer in August 2019, and Chief Operating Officer in June 2022.

Sean is responsible for People and Engagement, which includes human resources, occupational health and safety, wellbeing functions and support. Sean is also responsible for Museum Operations, which involves overseeing Security and Emergency Management, Strategic Facilities Management, Museum General Management, and Visitor Engagement roles at our three Museum sites (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, and Immigration Museum).

Director, Governance and Strategic Planning

Dr Rod Macneil

Rod first commenced with Museums Victoria in February 2008 and was appointed Chief, Governance & Communications in August 2019. Rod is currently Chief of Staff, responsible for providing strategic support and advice to the CEO, as well as oversight of Museums Victoria’s Board governance and strategic planning.

Rod’s responsibilities include corporate and business planning, and compliance with statutory reporting requirements.

Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement

Natalene Muscat

Nat first commenced with Museums Victoria in 2017 and was appointed Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement in August 2022. As Director, Communications & Stakeholder Engagement, Nat is responsible for internal and external communications, media and stakeholder engagement and key strategic events. She oversees the Marketing and Communications department.

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