Craddock Morton
Craddock Morton portrait
After graduating with BA (Hons) at The Australian National University in 1970, Craddock Morton carried out research and tutored at the ANU until joining the Commonwealth Public Service in 1975. He worked in a number of ministerial staff positions until 1994, when he left the position of Senior Adviser to the then Prime Minister (Hon PJ Keating) to take up the position of Director of the Australian Foundation for Culture and Humanities. From 1995 he held various positions in the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, including chief general manager on the Acton Peninsula Project (National Museum construction), until being appointed to act as director of the National Museum of Australia in December 2003 and to the position on 24 June 2004 for a three-year term. He was re-appointed for a further three-year term from 24 June 2007. Morton is also currently the chair of the National Cultural Heritage Committee, Australian president of ICOM, an Australian commissioner of UNESCO and a director of Art Exhibitions Australia.