Canterbury Museum

Our People

Canterbury Museum Trust Board

  • Mr Michael McEvedy, Chair Selwyn District Council
  • Dr Rod Syme, Deputy Chair Canterbury Branch, Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Prof Ed Adelson Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Arts (University of Canterbury)
  • Mrs Annette Harris Friends of Canterbury Museum
  • Mr Charles Crofts Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
  • Mayor David Ayers Hurunui /Waimakariri District Council
  • Cr Jimmy Chen Christchurch City Council
  • Cr Claudia Reid Christchurch City Council
  • Mr Gill Cox Christchurch City Council
  • Mayor Bob Parker Christchurch City Council
  • Ms Beverley Bolland Canterbury Early Settlers & Pilgrims Association 

Senior Management Team

  • Anthony Wright Director
  • Derene Flood General Manager Corporate Services
  • Lesley Colsell General Manager Museum Programmes
  • Nigel Tecofsky Financial Controller
  • Maxine Muscroft PA to Director 

Museum Management Team

  • Kelvin Nolly Protective Services Manager
  • Stephen Ruscoe Exhibitions Manager
  • Jerry Champion Customer Services Manager
  • Rachel Vavasour Education and Public Programmes Manager


  • Natalie Cadenhead Curator of Antarctic and Canterbury Social History
  • Joanna Condon Information Manager/Curator of Manuscripts
  • Amy Findlater Associate Curator of Anthropology
  • Roger Fyfe Senior Curator of Anthropology
  • Norton Hiller Curator of Geology
  • Kerry McCarthy Curator of Pictorial Collections
  • Damian Cairns Curator of Pictorial Collections
  • Simon Pollard Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
  • Paul Scofield Curator of Vertebrate Zoology
  • Jennifer Quérée Senior Curator of Decorative Arts
  • Sarah Murray Curator of Canterbury Social History