Staff

Museums Galleries Australia national staff work out of the national office in Deakin, Canberra.

We also have staff in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales who run programing specific to their state. 

Alex Marsden

National Director

Alex started as National Director in March 2015 but has been involved with Museums Galleries Australia at a Branch and National Council level for many years. Alex is a design thinker and cultural heritage advocate and adviser, with a diverse background in public policy, strategic design and cultural heritage methodologies. Her interests and experience are in heritage, policy and all forms of cultural management.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours History) from the University of Adelaide, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Management from the Australian National University. Trained as an historian, she has worked in museums, the non-government sector, heritage agencies including ten years as Director of the Historic Environment at the Australian Heritage Commission, and key national public policy departments, including eight years at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Alex works Tuesday to Thursday

Email Alex about:

  • Advocacy
  • Media
  • National Council
  • Special Projects
  • Partnerships

Lee Scott

National Operations Manager

Lee has worked for Museums Galleries Australia since 2009 and was previously involved in the MA New England North West Chapter. Lee has qualifications in museum studies, archaeology and paleoanthropology, and business admin, and has worked and volunteered with regional and community museums.

Lee works Monday to Thursday

Email Lee about:

  • Finances
  • Advice for regional and community museum management
  • Governance
  • ICOM Australia
  • Professional development

Stephanie Hamilton

Communications Manager

Stephanie started working for MGA in 2010. Stephanie's qualifications are in communication studies and has interests in travel, graphic design and cats. 

Stephanie works Monday to Friday

Email Steph about:

  • National Awards
  • Museums Galleries Australia Magazine
  • Advertising and sponsorship
  • News and Events Bulletin content
  • Careers in Museums
  • Website
  • Membership
  • Publications

Elana Leske

Administration Officer

Elana started at MGA as an ArtsReady trainee in 2016 and became a permanent employee in 2017. Elana is studying for a degree in ancient history at ANU.

Elana works Wednesday to Friday

Email Elana about: 

  • Membership enquiries (MGA and ICOM)