Board

CHAIR - MARY STUART

Director and CEO, Luna Park. Former Industrial Officer, ACTU. Mary was a founder of Australians for Refugee Programs and has held a number of state and federal government appointed positions.

DEPUTY CHAIR - HELEN MORGAN

Author, archivist, Research Fellow (cultural informatics), eScholarship Research Centre, The University of Melbourne. Helen has history, archival, publishing and editing qualifications. She has worked as information architect and exhibition designer on the Australian Women’s Archives Project since its inception in 2000, and is co-editor of the Australian Women’s Register.

TREASURER - Hon. MARY DELAHUNTY, G.A.I.C.D.

Non-Executive Director, Consultant, Author with high level experience in Media, Government and NFP sectors. Award winning ABC journalist/presenter, former senior Government Minister, Education, Arts, Women's Affairs, Planning. Director, National Library of Australia, Dep. Chair McClelland Sculpture Ltd, Emeritus advisor, Harold Mitchell Foundation and Centre for Advancing Journalism Melbourne University.

COMPANY SECRETARY - BELINDA (MORIESON) PHILP

Former Secretary, Australian Nurses and Midwives Federation (Vic). Belinda is a former board director of ESTA and First State Super.

ELIZABETH GRIGG

A principal of Tectura Architects, Elizabeth has qualifications in media and healthcare, with experience in strategic planning, facility planning and project management.

BARBARA JENNINGS

Women’s Officer, Australian Education Union. Barb has been a long term activist for women and previously a Director of the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. She was inducted on to the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2007.

PENELOPE LEE

Consultant with extensive experience in the museum/gallery sector with a particular focus on education, community engagement, project management and policy. Penelope is also a practising artist.

NATALIE KON-YU

Dr Natalie Kon-yu is a creative writer and feminist academic. She wrote the piece ‘Welcome to the Museum of Australian Women’s History’ which envisions what a national women’s museum in a major Australian city might look like.

DIANE GARDINER AM

General Manager Old Treasury Building 2010-2015. Former Public Record Office Victoria Manager Community Access, Online Access and Koorie Records Unit; Old Melbourne Gaol Manager Exhibitions & Public Programs. Former Chair History Council Victoria. Executive member, Museums Australia Victoria. 2004 Churchill Fellow. 2013 Museums Australia (Victoria) Award for Excellence (Paid Staff). Member, Order of Australia 2015.

JUDITH SMART

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University; Deputy Chair, History Council of Victoria; Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Published extensively on Australian women’s organisations in the first half of the 20th century, as well as on women and political protest, women and religion, Miss Australia beauty contest, and the social history of the home front in Victoria during World War I.

Sub Committee

DIANNE HALL

Senior lecturer in History at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has published extensively on histories of women, religion and memory in Australia and Europe.

PATRICA GRIMSHAW AO

Emeritus Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne. President, International Federation for Research in Women's History. Fostered the Australian Women's Archive Project and lead the online Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth Century Australia. Fellow, Academy of the Humanities in Australia, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia. Officer, Order of Australia 2017.

 

NIKKI HENNINGHAM

Executive Officer, Australian Women's Archives Project established in 2000 to promote the protection of women's archival heritage. Nikki has a PhD in Australian women’s history and is an experienced oral history practitioner. She is co-editor of the Australian Women's Register, for which she has contributed over 1000 entries.

Staff

PENELOPE LEE - GENERAL MANAGER

Penelope has an extensive experience in the museum/gallery sector with a particular focus on education, community engagement, project management and policy dvelopment. Penelope is also practicing artist and mental health clinician, previously working at The Dax Centre and artist-run spaces. She commenced as Her Place General Manager in January 2016.

CLARE WILLIAMSON - CURATOR

Independent curator, adviser and writer. Clare has previously worked as a curator at State Library Victoria, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Queensland Art Gallery.