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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.



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.



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.



Veronika Gouskova

Executive Manager,
Partnerships & Advocacy,

Veronika Gouskova leads the Partnerships and Advocacy team, which brings together business development, community engagement and public affairs capabilities. She is responsible for Scitech’s public voice and building and cultivating corporate and community partnerships that create real and sustained impact in the community.


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

Mr Chris Shirley
Scitech Board Secretary
Board Secretary since July 2019

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