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Executive Leadership

Led by Paul Stone, Interim Chief Executive Officer, our leadership team oversee all things Scitech: from big-picture future planning to day-to-day operations. Our measure of success is working collaboratively to maximise STEM engagement for all Western Australians. Every single day.


Paul Stone

Interim Chief Executive Officer,

Paul Stone is Scitech’s Interim CEO, driving the implementation of our ‘New Scitech’ strategy and managing Scitech’s transition into an exciting, innovative future.

Paul also leads Scitech’s operations from the front, with a strategic backbone and one eye on the future of STEM education in WA. His hardworking teams design, build and maintain all exhibition experiences in our Science Centre, while his customer-focused delivery staff engage with visitors and present our broad range of programs, shows and events.

Demonstrating the extensive network of our education initiatives, Paul also manages the provision of school and community programs, and public events across WA through our passionate Statewide team members.


Board of Directors

  • The Scitech Board of Directors comprises voluntary independent Directors from industry, academia and STEM professions; as well as a representative for the Minister for Science and the Minister for Education.
  • The Board meets regularly to strategically lead Scitech’s mission and vision.

The current membership of the Board is:

Mr Chris Palandri (Chair)
Regional Managing Director – WA
Board member since October 2019

Ms Linda Dawson
Deputy Director General, Industry, Science Innovation
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Mr Martin Kirkness
Dry Kirkness Chartered Accountants
Board Member since December 2013

Mr Shaun Gregory
Executive Vice President Sustainability & Chief Technology Officer
Woodside Energy Ltd
Board Member since February 2015

Dr Karen Murcia
Associate Professor, School of Education
Curtin University
Board Member since July 2016

Dr Alan Bye
Vice President Technology
BHP Billiton
Board member since November 2016

Dr Max Hills
Chief Medical Officer
Chevron Australia
Board member since May 2018

Ms Rowena Albones
Chief Financial Officer
Rio Tinto – Iron Ore
Board member since October 2019

Ms Elizabeth Macknay
Herbert Smith Freehills
Board Member since January 2021

Mr Jim Bell
Director Schools Review
Department of Education
Board Member since January 2021

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