ABOUT US

Alan Edenborough
President

Alan has more than 40-years involvement with Sydney Heritage Fleet, including several terms on the Board.  He led the discovery and salvage from southern Tasmania of the Fleet’s now restored 1874 barque James Craig. He is currently Project Director and Specialist Consultant with the Fleet.

Alan began his career as a television news journalist and documentary maker with Sydney’s Channel 7. From there he moved to a political PR firm handling major corporate accounts. Then followed an invitation to join TIME Magazine and more than a decade as marketing director in three TIME areas of the world; South Pacific, Canada and finally Europe, Middle East & Africa based in London.

Throughout these years Alan maintained close contact with the SHF while being closely involved with historic ship preservation in the international arena.

Alan returned to Australia to develop and manage Sydney Heritage Fleet’s strategic planning, a task he continues today, together with his role as Relocation Project Director in the Fleet’s search for a permanent Sydney Harbour home.

Alan is President of the AMMC; a member of the Steering Committee and Council of the Australian Register for Historic Vessels (ARHV); a member of of the Executive Council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM); and he founded and convenes ICMM’s standing committee, the International Historic & Traditional Ships Panel (IHTS).

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Peter Rout
Vice President

Peter Rout (Australian National Maritime Museum)

Peter was appointed Assistant Director, Operations at the Australian National Maritime Museum in August 2005.  In this role he is responsible for HR, IT, facilities, capital works, security and the museum’s historic fleet.

Before joining the Australian National Maritime Museum he managed a privately owned facilities management company with a range of NSW government contracts.

Before this appointment, he worked for 22 years in the ship repair and refit industry, (at Garden Island, NSW), performing a range of roles, including the management of the of Captain Cook Graving Dock; management of the ship production group comprising 450 trades and technical staff; and the project management of the last main refit of an Oberon Class submarine completed in Australia, ($150 m/1.6 m man hours).

He is a professionally qualified Naval Architect, BE (Naval Architecture) UNSW and has completed a Masters of Engineering Science (Construction Management) UNSW.

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Rob Bowring
Treasurer

Volunteer of the Mannum Dock Museum of River History and Chairman of the Board. He is an integral part of the workforce and driver of the Museum and has been involved in the transformation of the Mannum Dock Museum; from operating a static museum; from an old river relic; and the tourism bureau from a hut with a few brochure racks, to a nationally accredited center servicing in excess of 25,000 visitors per annum with the fully restored and operational grand old lady of the River, the Paddle Steamer “Marion”.

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Sharon Babbage
Board Member

Sharon was appointed the Project Assistant to the Assistant Director, Operations, at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) in April 2012.  She coordinates the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme (MMAPSS) grant and internship program as well as providing administrative and project support to the Operations Division.

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Graham Hinton
Board Member

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Graham Hinton is curator at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum (JBMM), Huskisson NSW. He has enjoyed working in the museum sector since 1981 when he began as a conservator at the Australian Museum, Sydney. After moving on to the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Powerhouse Museum and the National Museum of Australia he was attracted to regional museum and began a fourteen year stint as Curator at Fairfield City Museum in Sydney’s Western suburbs.  In 2005 he opted for a sea change and joined the volunteer-managed Lady Denman Museum where he trains and mentors a large team of volunteers working on collection documentation and preventative conservation. 

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Mark Hosking
Board Member

Mark arrived in Tasmania in 2004 following half a career in Transport Management in the tourism sector in the UK and, for a short time, Sydney. As the Maritime Museum of Tasmania’s part-time Administration Officer, Mark works with a dedicated team of volunteers and finds himself involved in all aspects of the museum’s life.  

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Emily Jateff

Board Member

Emily Jateff Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) – Emily is project manager at the ANMM.  Prior to this Emily was a Curator at the South Australian Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide. She has performed archaeological research in the Mediterranean, North America, Australia and the South Pacific. In 2005, she completed four dives to RMS Titanic

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Ian Jempson
Board Member

Ian was appointed CEO of the Queensland Maritime Museum in 2005.  He has been on the committee of the AMMC since 2005 and a Board Member of Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network for a number of years.  Ian is a member of the Steering Committee of the Australian Register of Historic Vessels.  He served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy and was a navigation and warfare specialist.

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Kevin Jones

Board Member

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Kevin is Director of the South Australian Maritime Museum. He is a past president of the AMMC. Kevin previously worked at the ANMM where he filled several curatorial roles including working on opening exhibitions.  He studied Museum Studies at the University of Sydney and History at ANU.

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Dr Ian MacLeod

Board Member                            

Dr Ian MacLeod is a Fellow of the Western Australian Museum and has retired from active administration roles after 38 years. Ian is passionate about decay and how the corrosion and degradation patterns tell the stories of the past and provide the correct path for stabilising objects for future research and exhibition.

Formerly a member of the Directory Board of the International Council of Museum’s Committee for Conservation he continues to be actively involved in conservation research. He is also a former President of the Australasian Corrosion Association and currently the Chair of the Swan Bells Foundation. He is the senior lay canon at St Georges Anglican Cathedral and a bell ringer.

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Mesh Thomson

Board Member

Mesh Thomson was born and educated in Echuca, therefore saw it as a natural progression after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Tourism) degree at RMIT University Melbourne to return home to start her career.

 

This career commenced at the Port of Echuca in 2002 with 6 years as Executive Officer and in her current role for the last 8 years as Exhibits Manager.

 

Mesh is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies through Deakin University which she hopes to complete next year

 

When she is not working Mesh loves nothing better than ‘dragging’ her family along to other museums, especially those with a maritime focus!!

 

 

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