BOARD

CHAIR – MARY STUART

Mary Stuart is Director and CEO, Luna Park Melbourne.  High level Non‐ Executive Director experience in the corporate and NFP sectors. Former ACTU Officer with national industry responsibilities and high level expertise in Industrial Relations, Industry Restructuring, Government, negotiation, policy development and strategy. Responsible for establishing Organising Works and The Trade Union Training Association and the Whitlam Lecture Series.  Mary was a founder of Australians for Just Refugee Programs and has held a number of State and Federal government statutory appointments. Director on a number of companies and not for profit organisations including the National Industry Associate for Theme Parks, AALARA, Child Labour Schools Company (ILO overseas aid project in India).

DEPUTY CHAIR – HELEN MORGAN

Helen Morgan is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne’s eScholarship Research Centre. A historian with 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, High level experience in media, government and NFP sectors. Mary Delahunty is an award-winning ABC journalist/presenter, former senior Government Minister in Education, Arts, Women's Affairs, Planning. Director, National Library of Australia, 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 Philp is a former board director of ESTA and First State Super. and Health Super and inaugural Chair Victorian Nurses Health Program

ELIZABETH GRIGG

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

BARBARA JENNINGS

Women's Officer, Australian Education Union. Barbara Jennings 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

Penelope Lee has an extensive experience in the museum/gallery sector with a particular focus on education, community engagement, project management and policy development. 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.

DR 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

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

JUDITH SMART

Judith Smart is an Adjunct Professor, RMIT University; Deputy Chair, History Council of Victoria; Councillor, Royal Historical Society of Victoria 2007–2017; Vice-president Federation of Australian Historical Societies 2011–2016. 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, and the social history of the home front in Victoria during World War I. Co-editor with Shurlee Swain of The Encyclopedia of Women and Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia, an online reference tool at http://www.womenaustralia.info/leaders/index.htm

SUB COMMITTEE

DIANNE HALL

Dianne Hall is a senior lecturer in History at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has published extensively on histories of women, religion and memory in Australia and Europe.

PATRICIA GRIMSHAW AO

Patricia Grimshaw is 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 Henningham 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 Lee has an extensive experience in the museum/gallery sector with a particular focus on education, community engagement, project management and policy development. 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

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

PAMELA CREED – STRATEGIC PROJECTS

Passionate arts advocate, extensive leadership experience in both arts and education, and founding CEO and Director National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA,). Pamela Creed has served as a Ministerial appointment on Federal and State Arts Advisory Boards, and as non-executive Director on a number of not-for-profit arts Boards and is the current Chair of the Boite.

MAGGIE SCOTT – WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Maggie Scott is a freelance communications specialist and writer. She has most recently co-edited and contributed to two anthologies by and about women, published by Pan Macmillan, and is also currently podcasting a monthly niche film show with two other film buff feminists.