Chief Executive Officer and Director, Museums Victoria
MBA (Executive) (Auck.)
Lynley Crosswell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Museums Victoria in February 2017.
Museums Victoria is the largest museum organisation in the southern hemisphere, home to three museums – Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks – as well as IMAX Melbourne and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. Attracting around 2 million visitors a year, Museums Victoria has more than 500 staff and 380 volunteers.
Prior to joining Museums Victoria, Lynley was CEO of the International Division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She also served as Director of ABC Commercial and as Director of ABC New Media and Digital Services.
Lynley is a future focussed leader with extensive experience in disrupted industries. She has demonstrated strengths and skills in creating transformational strategy, business development, governance, stakeholder management including political and government, with a proven history across Asia Pacific.
Lynley is a non-executive board director with public experience and is a key-note speaker on the changing landscape and how it impacts media, arts, science – in particular disruptive technologies, the cultural sector and digital business. She has served as a non-executive director of Questacon – National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra. She is also Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors and a representative on the World Heritage Steering Committee for the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.