Secretariat

Manager, Heritage Council Secretariat – Rhonda McLaren

Rhonda has worked in cultural heritage management in New Zealand, the UK and Australia and has a specialist background in maritime archaeology. Rhonda joined the Secretariat as Hearings Manager in February 2014, overseeing Heritage Council meetings and hearings, providing high-level support and advice to the Permit and Registration Committees and contributing to the development and implementation of policies and strategic projects.

Hearings Coordinator – Damien Welch

Damien joined the Secretariat as Hearings Coordinator in January 2015 and is responsible for overseeing Heritage Council meetings and hearings, providing high-level support and advice to the Permit and Registration Committees and contributing to the development and implementation of policies and strategic projects.

Stakeholder Relations – Pauline Hitchins

Pauline has worked as a public affairs consultant with industry, business and local government. She is an experienced communications professional specialising in history, heritage and tourism, who has wide experience in feature writing, editing, desktop publishing, scripting and direction of training and information videos, web administration, event management, marketing and promotions.

Heritage Communications & Projects – Vacant

Manages a variety of communication, education and digital engagement initiatives and manages Heritage Council projects.

Heritage Support Officer – Bethany Sproal

Bethany provides administrative and logistical support to the team.