Exit Interview: Alex Marsden, AMaGA

After a lifetime career on "the hill" in Canberra and leading Australia's peak organisation for museums and galleries, Alex Marsden is handing the baton to someone else to lead with fresh ideas.

As National Director, Alex Marsden has lead the national peak body for museums and galleries, the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) since 2015. She recently announced that she is stepping down to make way for fresh ideas.

Familiar with policy positions and “pollie jostling”, her career had long been on “The Hill” in Canberra, formerly a Senior Adviser with the Strategy and Delivery Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) for eight years. During this period, she was  seconded to the Design Thinker and Strategic Adviser in Policy & Implementation (2012-13) team, where she co-created DesignGov, among other things.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina