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Patrick Greene was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Museum Victoria in August 2002. The Museum comprises the Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum, as well as the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and IMAX Theatre. The three museums and the IMAX cinema attract about 1.6 million visitors a year with another 450,000 using the Royal Exhibition Building.
Currently, he is Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors and Chair of the National Cultural Heritage Committee. He is a member of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and an ambassador for Club Melbourne, the organisation established to attract international conferences to the new Melbourne Convention Centre. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Cultural Heritage Asia Pacific of Deakin University and a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne.
Patrick has been active in the tourist industry throughout his career. He is a Fellow of the Tourism Society (UK), Museums Association (UK) and the Institute of Public Administration of Australia. He was President of the Museums Association and chaired the Expert Panel of the Heritage Lottery Fund in the UK, providing advice on the larger projects applying for funding for new developments. He was also Chairman of the European Museum Forum, the organisation that operates the European Museum of the Year competition and a member of the Global Jury of the British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, established to recognise environmental best practice in the industry. He was the inaugural Chair of the Greater Manchester Visitor and Convention Bureau that brought together public and private sector organisations in a highly successful campaign to grow the regionís tourism, especially in the short-break market and served on the Council of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Patrick participates in international conferences, delivering papers at, for example, the 2009 meeting of the American Association of Museums held in Philadelphia and conferences in Belgium, Singapore and Slovakia. In 2005 he was international guest speaker at the second National Conference of Visitor Attractions in London. He delivered a paper at the Tourism Futures Conference held in Melbourne and the Cultural Tourism meeting in Canberra in 2006.
He lectured at international conferences on topics such as museum management, science museums and contemporary technology, and tourism in urban regeneration. He has published numerous papers on these subjects as well as monastic archaeology and the nineteenth-century trade in Baltic timber. He has contributed chapters to the Manual of Museum Planning and the Manual of Museum Management.
Awards and Membership
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) CEO of the Year Award in 2011
Fellow of the Museums Association (FMA) and
Fellow of the Tourism Society (FTS)
Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Salford.
Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors (CAMD)
Chair of the National Cultural Heritage Committee (NCHC)
Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Australia
Ambassador for Club Melbourne (supporting major conferences in the new Melbourne Convention Centre)
Member of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne
Member of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens World Heritage Steering Committee
Member of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee
Member of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Steering Committee
University of Leeds. BSc Food Science awarded 1969
University of Leeds. PhD Archaeology (external degree) awarded 1986
Museums Association Diploma (professional in-service qualification) awarded 1975