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Executive Leadership

Led by Kalien Selby, 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.


Kalien Selby

Chief Executive Officer,

Kalien Selby, CEO, is the driving force behind the implementation of our ‘New Scitech’ strategy. At its heart, our vision is “to be a world leader in providing innovative and creative STEM programs that inspire, engage and develop citizens for Western Australia’s social well-being, economic prosperity and sustainability.”

As she manages Scitech’s transition into an exciting, innovative future, Kalien does so with an eye fixed on the core values and mission at the heart of this much-loved organisation.



Chris Shirley

Chief Financial Officer,

Chris Shirley, CFO, manages Scitech’s centralised services in support of all staff goals and objectives, while ensuring the financial health, sustainability and viability of the organisation – from big-picture to finest detail. This includes leading the team that empowers staff for Human Resources and WHS requirements, and overseeing shared services that facilitate bookings, events, logistics and administration. He’s also responsible for financial reporting and accounts, commercial advice, business and financial modelling and financial systems and process development.



Paul Stone

Chief Operations Officer,

Paul Stone 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.


Scitech Executive Manager, Experience & Content Danielle Giles

Danielle Giles

Executive Manager,
Experience & Content,

Danielle Giles leads the Experience & Content business area, which consists of a team of content developers, customer research analysts and project planners. Responsible for driving a customer-centric culture, Danielle and her team set Scitech’s STEM agenda, based on future sustainability, impact, innovation and relevance. At the forefront of Scitech innovation, she puts customer experiences first while leading research, design and development of new products, services and STEM experiences and content.


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 Tony Joyner (Chair)

Managing Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills
Board member since November 2010

Ms Fiona Roche

Executive Director – Science and Innovation
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Board member since September 2015

Mr Martin Kirkness

Dry Kirkness Chartered Accountants
Board Member since December 2013

Mr Matthew Weaver

Azure Capital Limited
Board member since December 2013

Mr Shaun Gregory

Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Woodside Energy Ltd
Board Member since February 2015

Dr Kristen Nowak

Manager, Screening Policy, Office of Population Health Genomics
Department of Health
Board member since June 2016

Dr Karen Murcia

Deputy Head, 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

Mr Lindsay Hale

Executive Director, Statewide Services
Department of Education
Board member since July 2018

Mr Chris Palandri

Regional Managing Director – WA
Board member since October 2019

Ms Rowena Albones

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

Mr Chris Shirley

Scitech Board Secretary
Board Secretary since July 2019