Leading Museums, Museum Leaders


Dr David Chappell

Following an established career in science with a doctorate in Chemistry, along with extensive experience in operations, technical and strategic management, Dr John Chappell took up the role of Scitech Chief Executive Officer on 28 February 2022.

As a research chemist, the first part of Dr Chappell’s career was in the resources sector at Alcoa and then BHP Billiton in the early 2000’s. While at BHP Billiton, he transitioned quickly into senior positions due to his leadership abilities, before taking up at senior role in 2011 with AIMS. Dr Chappell became AIMS Chief Operating Officer in 2018 and during his time has been responsible for securing new funding, improving organisational safety, developing crucial stakeholder relationships within Government and corporate sectors and delivering organisational and financial success.

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