Board, management, organisation structure 

Te Papa’s Board is responsible for the Museum’s overall performance. The Chief Executive Officer and Kaihautū (Māori leader) jointly lead the Museum, supported by four associate directors. Meet the Board and senior management team, and view our organisation structure.
 

Board members

Te Papa’s Board is accountable to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. The Minister appoints the Board, which currently has eight members.
Board members 

Senior Management

Executive Team

The partnership between the Chief Executive Officer and Kaihautū (Māori leader) reflects the bicultural nature of the Museum. Te Papa ‘acknowledges the unique position of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand and the need to secure their participation in the governance, management, and operation’ of the Museum.
Executive team

Practice Leaders

Te Papa's Practice Leaders are senior specialists who provide thought leadership and expertise across a range of practices essential to the achievement of our goals.
Practice Leaders

Heads of Collections

Te Papa’s Heads of Collections are responsible for providing dynamic and strategic leadership in setting the intellectual direction for Te Papa, leading collection development and building curatorial capability.
Heads of Collections

Organisation structure

Download a chart of our organisation structure (PDF).