Steven Fox is Assistant Director-General for Collection Management at the National Archives of Australia.
In this role, Steven is responsible for identifying, storing, digitising, preserving and making accessible the most significant Australian Government records. Steven also oversees the NSW and WA state offices of the National Archives.
Steven has worked in the Australian and New Zealand cultural heritage sectors for over 30 years. He has held a variety of roles as curator, collection manager and heritage manager. In these roles he led many significant award-winning projects that explored the diversity of communities, their stories and connections with collections and heritage.
Steven’s senior roles included Chief Executive at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, New Zealand’s largest regional cultural institution. He also worked as Deputy Director of the Museum of Australian Democracy, where he was responsible for audience development and public programming.
Prior to joining the National Archives in 2020, Steven held senior executive positions at the Museum of Transport and Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, where he led organisational transformation in collection management and public engagement.
In 2019 Steven was one of 24 international participants in the Cultural Leaders Program at Oxford University.
Steven is a passionate advocate for community engagement with our heritage and the power of collections to change lives.