Executive Leadership Team

Executive Leadership Team

Kim McKay AO
Executive Director & CEO

Kim McKay’s international career in social innovation, marketing, communications and management spans over 25 years. She is an environmentalist, author and international marketing and communications expert and a regular media commentator... read more.

Russell Briggs
Director, Engagement, Exhibitions & Cultural Connection

Russell Briggs is the Director of Engagement, Exhibitions & Cultural Connection at the Australian Museum, beginning his tenure in September 2017. Russell leads the team responsible for permanent, temporary and touring exhibitions; public and education programs; the museum archives and library; and the extensive cultural collections which include Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific and...read more.

Dr Rebecca Johnson
Director, Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI), Science & Learning

Rebecca has a BSc (Hons) in genetics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in the field of molecular evolutionary genetics from La Trobe University. Rebecca has over 17 years experience as a molecular geneticist, including as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney, James Cook University, Townsville and Tufts University, Boston USA...read more.

Paul Ryan
Director, Corporate Resources, Commercial & CFO

Paul was appointed Director, Corporate Resources & Chief Financial Officer on 30 June 2014. Paul started his career with chartered accountants Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) and then moved to working with multi-national and Australian owned corporations... read more.

Tehmi Sukhla
Director, Development

Tehmi is currently Director of Development at the Australian Museum, and was previously the Museum’s Director of Marketing, Communications & Development (2013–16). Prior to this Tehmi held positions responsible for sponsorship, philanthropy, marketing and communications for internationally renowned arts and cultural institutions, including the Biennale of Sydney and the Australian Centre for Photography...read more.


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