Executive Team

Julian Bickersteth

Chief Executive Officer

Julian Bickersteth was educated at Oxford University, and later completed a Diploma in Materials Conservation from West Dean, specialising in furniture. In 1983 he joined…

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Ruth Thompson

Operations Manager

Ruth Thompson joined ICS in 2012 after more than 16 years in university management and policy development. She manages the day-to-day operations of the company,…

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Tony Ng

Commercial Manager

Tony joined ICS in March 2019. In his role as Commercial Manager, he oversees our Business Operations team, financial and commercial management, budget planning and…

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Fine & Decorative Arts

Adam Godijn

Head of Conservation, Fine and Decorative Art

B App Sc. (Conservation of Cultural Materials) Adam joined ICS as a Senior Paintings Conservator in 2005, having previously worked for the Australian War Memorial…

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Matteo Volonte

Senior Paintings Conservator and Team Leader

Dip Cons, (Cons), MA Matteo grew up in Italy surrounded by historic environments and landscapes, and developed a passionate interest and desire to preserve cultural…

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Oliver Hull

Senior Furniture Conservator and Section Coordinator

Dip Cons (Furniture) Oliver joined ICS in 2002, following years of extensive training in furniture conservation and restoration in the UK. Oliver´s education in furniture…

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Eden Christian

Graduate Paintings Conservator

BA Sc & BA Arts, MA Cultural Materials Conservation  Eden joined ICS as Graduate Paintings Conservator in 2018, following the completion of her Masters of…

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Christina Ritschel

Senior Textiles Conservator and Team Leader

BFA (Art History and Restoration) MA (Art Conservation) Christina joined ICS in February 2019 as Senior Textiles Conservator and Team Leader of the Paper &…

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Claire Heasman

Paintings Conservator

MA (Cultural Material Conservation) BA (Visual Arts) AICCM Member Claire joined the ICS Paintings Team in 2011. She holds a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation…

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Wendi Powell

Senior Paper Conservator

BA, Dip. Heritage Resources, Dip. Collection Conservation & Management, PMAICCM Wendi trained as a conservator in Ontario, Canada at Sir Sandford Fleming College. She has…

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Suati Rojas

Paintings Conservator

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Jennifer Todd

Graduate Paper Conservator

BA (Visual Communication Design) MA (Cultural Materials Conservation)  Jennifer graduated with a Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation degree from the University of Melbourne, specialising in…

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Julia Van Den Burg

Paintings Conservator

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Katie Wood

Paper Conservator

MA Cultural Material Conservation (Paper); GradDipSc (Heritage Materials Science); BA (Art History) Katie joined the ICS Paper Conservation Team in 2013. She holds a Bachelor…

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Jochen Letsch

Conservation Technician and Frames Specialist

Dip. Design and Process Organisation, Germany Guild Commended Framer, Fine Art Trade Guild, UK Jochen joined ICS in December 2018. He has an extensive background…

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Objects & Outdoor Heritage

Karina Acton

Head of Conservation, Objects and Outdoor Heritage

BAppSc (Cons) Karina joined ICS in 2007 as Senior Objects Conservator, and was appointed Head of Conservation, for our Objects and Outdoor Heritage division in…

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Wendy Reade

Conservation Projects Manager

PhD, BAppSc (Conservation of Cultural Material), BA (Hons) Grad Dip Ancient Doc. Wendy joined ICS in 2018 as a member of the Objects and Outdoor…

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Sergio Hernandez

Objects Conservator

Sergio joined ICS in September 2019. He is a Spanish Objects Conservator, trained in Florence at the Palazzo Spinelli Institute of Art and Restoration, and…

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Rehan Scharenguivel

Objects Conservator

BLAS (Archaeology) MA (Cultural Materials Conservation) Rehan joined ICS in April 2019 as an Objects Conservator. He has a background in archaeology and built heritage…

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Amy Jackson

Conservation Projects Coordinator

BA (Art History), MA (Art Curatorship) Amy joined ICS in 2017, and has rapidly developed her project management skills in the outdoor heritage area.  Amy’s…

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Rob Williams

Conservation Projects Coordinator

Rob joined ICS in 2014. He is a highly organised and responsible arts professional who is passionate about conservation and cultural heritage. In his current…

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Frances Paterson

Conservation Projects Manager

BA (History, Classics & Archaeology), MA (Cultural Materials Conservation) Frances is an Objects Conservator and accomplished project manager.  With a background in museums and the…

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Kristine Allinson

Objects Conservator

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient History MA Cultural Material Conservation (Objects) Kristine is our Melbourne-based Objects Conservator, specialising in the conservation of archaeological artefacts.  She…

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Julian Domenici

Conservation Technician

Julian joined ICS as Conservation Technician in September 2019. He graduated from Macquarie University in 2019 with a Bachelor degree in Ancient History, specialising in…

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Museums & Gallery Services

Doug Rogan

Head of Museum & Gallery Services

Doug initially developed his interest in Museum Collection Management while working as a Botanist at Auckland Museum. He has over 12 years of experience working…

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Fiona Tennant

Principal Collections Manager

BAppSc(Cons), MA Fiona draws on her extensive skills and expertise in textiles conservation, preventive conservation and collections management to provide advice on a wide variety…

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Meredith Lynch-Underwood

Collections Project Manager

Graduate Certificate Arts Admin – UNSW Master of Visual Arts (Fine Arts) – Sydney University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons I) – Rhode Island School…

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Business Operations

Cecily Bickersteth

Finance & HR Manager

BSc. Dip.Ed. Cecily has been an integral member of the ICS team since 1994. She leads the Business Operations Team, and manages ICS finances and…

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Martin Tokarczyk

Client Service and Administration Manager

BFA (Art Theory) with Distinction Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Martin is an experienced client service manager with a solid background in…

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Grace Bushrod

Administration & Projects Officer

Certificate IV, Museum Practice, TAFE Grace joined ICS in June 2019, after a number of years in the role of Gallery Operations Assistant for an…

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Patricia Wong

Finance Officer

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Katherine Figueiredo

Administration & Projects Officer

BA (Archaeology and History) Post Grad dip. Museum Studies Katherine is an experienced Museum professional who has responsibility for supporting the development, management and conservation…

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Prue Walker-Foster

Administration Assistant

BA Arts (Psychology and Sociology), Grad Dip. (Library and Information Studies), Cert IV. (Business Administration) Prue joined ICS in December 2014. She holds a Bachelor…

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Catherina Grace Lee

Accounts Assistant

Catherina joined ICS in the Business Operations team in July 2019, and specialises in accounts payable and receivable. She has experience in administrative and accounting…

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