Peter Morton (Executive Officer Strategic Policy and Planning) from Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum presents “Present/Future Strategies for the Institution”.
Peter joined the Museum in late 2001 as Executive Officer. The role involved Executive support and liaison within the Museum, with the Board of Trustees and with central agencies of government, particularly the Department of Arts, Sport and Recreation and Arts NSW. His position was broadened in late 2008 to assume responsibility for planning and policy.
Prior to joining the Museum Peter had an extensive career in broadcasting. Commencing as a producer and presenter for ABC Radio National he was involved in talks as well as documentary production, arts programming, children’s and education programs. He is the recipient of international awards for his productions. He went on to manage Radio National’s spoken word programming and subsequently became Chief of Staff to the Managing Director, David Hill. Following David’s departure he became Head of Policy for ABC Television.
On leaving the ABC in 1999 he was appointed Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Frank Sartor. In this role he was actively involved with Sydney’s presentation of the 2000 Olympic Games. It was his association with the Powerhouse during this period that aroused an interest in museums, and subsequently led to his appointment as Executive Officer.
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