The role of the Executive Team is to implement strategy and direct the day-to-day activities of the Shrine. Meet the team.
Chief Executive Officer
Dean Lee was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance in July 2015. He provides strategic and governance support to the Shrine of Remembrance Trustees and operational leadership to the Shrine, its executive team and personnel. Dean is an accomplished executive professional with more than 30 years international experience in commercial, not-for-profit and government roles spanning the commemorative, tourism, membership and environment sectors. Dean holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and Executive MBA and has achieved professional certification with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Project Management International and the Australian Institute of Management.
Director of Public Programs
Sue Burgess has worked in museums in Australia and Singapore since 2010. She oversees exhibition, education, volunteer and public program development and implementation at the Shrine. Sue is passionate about history and engaging visitors in memorable and high-quality experiences. She has managed training teams, led the implementation of education and volunteer programs, developed and collaboratively directed curators and educators in the conceptualisation and interpretation of special exhibitions and digital production initiatives.
Sue Curwood is an experienced marketing and communications professional specialising in the cultural sector. She has been responsible for innovative brand, marketing and communication strategies that have raised the profile, visitation and revenue of some of Melbourne’s favourite attractions, including Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Immigration Museum. Sue oversees all marketing and communication initiatives at the Shrine and is passionate about connecting audiences with the Shrine’s unique and compelling offer.
Director Corporate Services
Greg Gilmour s a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years experience in finance and business management. He has worked in a diverse range of organisations in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Prior to joining the Shrine in 2019, Greg was Head of Finance at the State Library of Victoria. Greg has a strong background in financial reporting and systems, his responsibilities at the Shrine include finance, facilities, human resources, corporate governance and compliance.
Director Visitor Experience
Andrew has extensive and wide-ranging experience across the heritage tourism sector, and as a business consultant, with highly developed capabilities in operations and commercial activities in the museum sector. Andrew holds a BA (Tourism), a MPhil in Business Management (Tourism) and is currently undertaking his PhD. His responsibilities include directing delivery of the Shrine’s annual program of more than 200 commemorative services, development of retail, tours and the Shrine Friends membership program.
The Shrine employs 40 staff (approximately 30 FTE) who deliver day to day programs and perform activities that support the organisation’s Mission.
The Board of Trustees is responsible for the care, management, maintenance and preservation of the Shrine monument and the Shrine Reserve.
Reviewed 02 November 2022