Staff profile: Tehmi Sukhla

Position title:
Director, Development
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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.

Tehmi has presented on marketing and audience development in Australia and Europe. She was selected to the Australia Council’s Emerging Leaders Development Program (2011), the Museums Australia and Gordon Darling Foundation’s Museum Leadership Program (2015) and the Council of Australian Museum Directors (CAMD) Executive Mentoring Program (2017).

In 2007–8, Tehmi volunteered in Mongolia as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development, working with a small business incubator to provide training and guidance to start-ups in marketing and business development. She has also worked as a management consultant for Accenture in the government practice area and as a freelance strategist and marketing consultant for arts and cultural clients.


 Tehmi has a BComm (Marketing and Accounting) and a BA Hons (Psychology) from the University of Sydney.

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