New Chair of Council of Australasian Museum Directors
Museum Victoria Chief Executive Officer Dr Patrick Greene has been appointed the new Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD).
CAMD brings together the leaders of the major national, state and regional museums in Australia and New Zealand. CAMD’s 21 museums operate in 67 locations across Australia and New Zealand and include natural science and social history museums, industry and technology collections, science centres, combined museums and art galleries, heritage houses and outdoor museum sites.
CAMD former Chair Ms Margaret Anderson said Dr Greene was elected by his peers at the CAMD annual general meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“Dr Greene is a highly respected figure in the museum world, both in Australia and internationally, and will bring a wealth of experience to the position,” said Ms Anderson.
Under Dr Greene’s management, Museum Victoria has become Australia’s largest museums organisation and now experiences record visitation numbers. With venues including Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum, in addition to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and IMAX Melbourne Museum, Museum Victoria has become both a major cultural tourist destination and a source of academic authority.
In addition to this appointment, Dr Greene was also recently announced as CEO of the Year at the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Awards. The AHRI Awards recognise outstanding individuals and organisations that have demonstrated excellence in the contributions they have made to their business, as well as to the HR profession.
Dr Greene completed his PhD in Archaeology in 1986 from the University of Leeds. He received an OBE in 1991 and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Salford University in 1997. He took up the position of CEO of Museum Victoria in August 2001.