Amanda Farrar PSM
Amanda as Director, Public Affairs & Development is responsible for government relations and engaging key stakeholders who support the Australian Museum's strategic direction. This role oversees philanthropy at the AM, securing financial support for both capital infrastructure and strategic projects and programs. Amanda is the executive champion for diversity, access and inclusion, sustainability and the AM’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Amanda was selected for the Council of Australian Museum Directors Executive Mentoring Program (2018) and has graduated from the Public Service Commission’s Senior Executive Leadership Academy (2022).
Amanda is a public affairs and marketing executive with over 30 years experience in media management, stakeholder relations, marketing and communication. Amanda was previously a senior advisor to former NSW Premier, Hon. Mike Baird and the former Managing Director of National Geographic Channel Australia/New Zealand with a depth of marketing, advertising, communications and digital broadcasting experience.
Amanda has a personal interest in Indigenous affairs, sustainability and community building and has been actively engaged in a number of place management and community building committees and groups across the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
In 2022, Amanda was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service to arts and culture in New South Wales.