Amanda Farrar - Director, Public Affairs & Development

Key Info

  • Position Title
    Director, Public Affairs and Development
  • Division
    Public Affairs & Development

Email Amanda Farrar PSM

Amanda has held senior leadership positions within the public service, television & media sectors for over 20 years. Amanda was appointed Director, Public Affairs and Development in 2018 responsible for securing government and philanthropic support for major capital infrastructure projects and the Museum’s flagship science, education and cultural programs.

Amanda is also responsible for external stakeholder relationships that support the AM’s strategic direction and the executive champion for access, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and the AM’s Reconciliation Action Plan. Amanda’s leadership skills have been recognised through the Public Service Commission’s Leadership Academy senior executive program (2021) & the Council of Australian Museum Director’s Executive Mentoring program (2018).

Amanda has been part of the Australian Museum’s executive leadership team since 2016. 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 First Nations affairs and community building and has been actively engaged in several place management and community building committees.