Science

Ms Kim McKay AO

Director and CEO of the Australian Museum 

As Director and CEO of the Australian Museum (AM), Kim is responsible for strategic planning and management of the nation’s first museum, including a collection of over 18million natural science and cultural objects.    

Since being appointed to the Director’s role in April 2014 (the first woman to hold the role in the AM’s 190 year history), Kim has initiated an impressive transformation program. 

Before joining the AM, Kim was Managing Director of Momentum2 Pty Ltd. Prior to this she spent seven years working in the USA for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channels International. She has also held long-term consulting roles with the National Geographic Society and serves on the board of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science Foundation, as well as the UNSW Science Advisory Panel, UTS Business Advisory Board and the MGSM Reference Panel, The Somerville Collection Museum in Bathurst, the AM Foundation, Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation and is Secretary of the Australian Museum Trust. Kim holds a BA Communications from UTS and is an honorary Adjunct Professor at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.