Janet Carding, Board Member
Janet Carding hails originally from England where she obtained her first degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science, and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine.
Her career began at London’s Science Museum as a curator in the Medical History department. In 2004 she became Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations with the Australian Museum in Sydney. She spent six years at the Australian Museum and became an Australian citizen during her time there. In 2010 she was appointed Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada. She returned to Australia in 2015 and spent six years as Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart. Janet’s current role is Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust managing nine heritage sites around the harbour, including Cockatoo Island.
Janet has held number of voluntary roles within the Tasmanian cultural sector, and has served one term as a board member of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and is current a member of the Port Arthur Conservation Advisory Committee.