Kate Clark FSA FRGS, MIFA, IHBC
Kate Clark grew up in Australia but has spent the past 25 years in the UK where she worked with the Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust, the Council for British Archaeology and English Heritage before joining the Heritage Lottery Fund as Deputy Director of Policy and Research, dealing with conservation policy and also research into the economic and social benefits of heritage. Kate has also run a consultancy specialising in heritage policy, practice and planning where clients included the States of Jersey, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. She has written books and articles on industrial archaeology, conservation, heritage management, sustainable development and the wider value of heritage, including Capturing the Public Value of Heritage. Kate has also done workshops and taught in the UK as well as in Ireland, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada and the United States.
Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon
Assistant Director, Creative Services
Caroline has worked in the cultural/heritage sector for over 15 years including posts at the Museum of Sydney, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales. She was most recently Head Curator at the Museum of Sydney where she published widely and curated exhibitions on many aspects of Australian history. One of her recent books, Homes in the sky: apartment living in Australia, co-authored with Dr Charles Pickett (MUP, 2007) was the winner of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Bates Smart Architecture in the Media Award and EnergyAustralia National Trust Award for Interpretation and Presentation for 2008. She also co-authored Shooting through: Sydney by tram (HHT, 2009) and Sydney then & now (Thunder Bay Press, California, 2005) and was co-editor of Talking about Sydney: population, community and culture in contemporary Sydney (UNSW Press & the HHT, 2006). She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions at MOS including: Art Deco, Federation Sydney, 1880–1910, and Leunig Animated. She recently completed her PhD at the University of New South Wales on the history of apartment living in Sydney.
Assistant Director, Heritage & Portfolios
Ian has over twenty years experience in cultural landscape management and conservation, including in senior management roles at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and Centennial Parklands. He studied architecture and, later, landscape architecture, and his ongoing professional interests developed since that time span a range of aspects of the built environment including: architectural and landscape design, heritage conservation, cultural landscape management, contract administration and project management, strategic asset management, horticulture and arboriculture, and garden plant conservation.
Assistant Director, Commercial & Marketing Services
Julie Turpie commenced as Assistant Director Commercial and Marketing Services in June 2011. Julie has more than 20 years' experience in brand development, destination marketing, commercial venue hire and public programming, including six years working for the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority managing their sponsorship, business development program and annual events portfolio at The Rocks and Darling Harbour including the signature New Year’s Eve and Australia Day events. Julie has spent the past three years with Brisbane Marketing responsible for city branding strategies, destination marketing campaigns and delivering a major events strategy for Brisbane.