Board and Executive Team
Museums Board of Victoria
Museums Victoria is governed by Museums Board of Victoria, a statutory body established under the Museums Act 1983.
Museums Board of Victoria is responsible for the good management of Museum Victoria and is directly accountable to the Government of Victoria, through the Minister for the Arts. The Board consists of a maximum of eleven members appointed for a three-year term (for a maximum of three terms) by the Governor-in-Council and subject to the direction and control of the Victorian Minister for the Arts.
Professor Rufus Black
Rufus is the Vice Chancellor and President at the University of Tasmania. Previously, he was Master of Melbourne University’s Ormond College and a Principal Fellow in both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. Rufus’ private sector experience includes nine years as a partner at McKinsey and Company, serving clients in Australia and Asia, and as a Director for national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. His social and educational sector experience includes being the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University, the founding Chair of the Board of the Teach for Australia Board and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Rufus holds degrees in law, politics, economics, ethics and theology from the University of Melbourne and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. For Museums Victoria, Rufus is also Chair of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.
Mr Andrew Butcher
Andrew has worked in the media since 1988, initially as a journalist before switching to corporate affairs at News Corporation in New York in 1999, where Andrew became the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communication. Andrew established Butcher and Co in 2010 and has since advised some of Australia’s best known companies, including Telstra, Westpac, Foster’s and Billabong. Prior to this, Andrew was Executive Director of Communication and Media Relations at Telstra. Andrew is Chair of the Development Committee.
Mr Wilkin Fon
Wilkin is Director of the retailing company Jeanswest and has extensive experience in the banking and finance sector. He has been a member of the Victorian Board of the Australia China Business Council since 2005. Wilkin is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Mr Colin Golvan QC
Colin is a Queen’s Counsel at the Victorian Bar and practises law in the areas of intellectual property and trade practices. He is chairperson of the board of trustees of the Victorian Bar Indigenous Barristers’ Fund. Colin a member of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee, the Audit and Risk Committee, and the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.
Dr Alison Inglis
Alison is currently Associate Professor, Art History Program; and Course Coordinator, Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Alison teaches subjects on 19th Century art history and museum studies, and researches and publishes in the area of 19th Century British art and museum collections and exhibitions. She is a board member of the Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Donald Thomson Collection Administration Committee. She was appointed as an Emeritus Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria in 2010. Alison is a member of the Research and Development Committees.
Linda Nicholls AO
Linda is a corporate advisor and a non-executive director of a number of leading Australian companies and organisations. She is Chairman of Japara Healthcare and a Director of Fairfax Media, Medibank Private, Ingham’s Enterprises and the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute. Previously she was Chairman of Healthscope, Chairman of Australia Post, Chairman of Keolis Downer (trading as Yarra Trams) and a Director of Pacific Brands, Sigma Pharmaceuticals and St George Bank. 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 Treasurer of the Museums Board of Victoria, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Infrastructure Committee.
A successful entrepreneur, Peter is the Co-Founder of CultureLabel.com, a Venture Capital-funded ecommerce site retailing art and design products from leading international culture brands. He is co-author of the book Intelligent Naivety, created 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 is a member of Creative Victoria’s Creative State Advisory Group and has served on similar groups for the BBC and UK government. Peter is a member of the Infrastructure Committee.
Ms Annette Vickery
Annette is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service. Holding qualifications in business and community mediation, Annette has held a wide range of positions in her professional career ranging from the Department of Justice and Victoria Police. Annette is Chair of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee and a member of the Nominations, Remuneration and Governance Committee.
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Lynley Marshall
MBA (EXECUTIVE) (AUCK.)
Responsible for providing leadership of, and being accountable for, the operations of Museums Victoria and representing the organisation externally.
APPOINTED FEBRUARY 2017
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Michael O'Leary
Responsible for financial strategy, strategic facilities management, maintenance of a risk-controlled environment for staff and visitors, and the operation of Museums Victoria's commercial businesses. Also responsible for policy development, legal services, governance, planning and providing support for the Museums Board of Victoria.
Appointed January 2018
Director, Experience & Engagement
Ms Caro Llewellyn
Responsible for creating a visitor experience that is engaging, interesting and continues to expand our audience through digital technology and the provision of reliable, world class business information management systems. Also responsible for the implementation and management of Information Technology systems throughout Museums Victoria. The position is responsible for the development of Museums Victoria exhibitions and the production of planetarium shows, outreach content and other public programs.
APPOINTED JULY 2017
Director, Collections & Research
Professor Paul Tapsell
Responsible for the Museum's Research Program and the development, management and conservation of the collections.
APPOINTED NOVEMBER 2017
General Manager Melbourne Museum
Mr Gordon White
Responsible for providing leadership of and accountable for operations at Melbourne Museum.
APPOINTED NOVEMBER 2013
General Manager Scienceworks
Dr Nurin Veis
Responsible for providing leadership of and accountable for operations at Scienceworks.
APPOINTED APRIL 2013
General Manager Immigration Museum
Ms Rohini Kappadath
Responsible for providing leadership of and accountable for operations of the Immigration Museum as a leading cultural, education and tourism experience and destination.
Appointed November 2017
General Manager Marketing & Publicity
Ms Nat Muscat
APPOINTED OCtober 2017
General Manager Development
Ms Sandie Hall
General Manager People & Culture
Mr Sean Royal
APPOINTED JUNE 2017
Manager, First Peoples
Appointed January 2018
Chief of Staff
Mr Rod Macneil
APPOINTED JULY 2017