National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Chairman, Ms Kristin Stegley, today announced the appointment of Mr Simon Ambrose to the top job of Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian heritage agency.
“The Board of the National Trust is delighted to announce that in its 60th anniversary year Simon Ambrose has been selected to strategically lead the organization into the next important phase of its life.”
Mr Ambrose has previously held CEO and Director positions with McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association and recently, Visit Sunshine Coast, the Regional Tourism Organisation managing and developing Australia’s ninth largest (2.5b) tourism economy. He is well regarded as an innovative, dynamic, and strategic executive with a track record of project delivery and collaborative team leadership.
“Mr Ambrose’s extensive experience in the cultural and tourism sectors, together with his leadership skills, make him well suited to growing the future sustainability and effectiveness of the National Trust in Victoria. He joins a passionate team committed to advancing the Trust’s heritage reach across the State and to building our strong advocacy and conservation work,” Ms Stegley said.
Mr Ambrose said it was a privilege to be appointed to the position and he looked forward to the role with a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm.
“I am excited and proud to be the CEO of NTAV and am looking forward to working with a professional and well regarded team to inspire an increased commitment from the community for the conservation and advocacy of Victoria’s heritage. My aim would be to continue to build a legacy of a secure, dynamic and effective organisation that is thoroughly engaged with its stakeholders and is even more effective in delivering its core mission of conserving and promoting the built, natural and cultural heritage that constitutes our national identity.”
Mr Ambrose will commence his new position in mid August.