Our People


Chaired by Stephen Merrylees, Shepparton Art Museum Board is the entity responsible for the performance of SAM Limited .


Chaired by John Head, the SAM Foundation aims to grow funds to benefit the Museum's collections and programs.

The SAM Team

Andrew Gooley

Acting CEO & Business Manager

Shelley McSpedden

Acting Artistic Director & Senior Curator 

Belinda Briggs

Curator - Indigenous

Jessica O'Farrell


Carmel Johnson

Development Manager

Claire Liersch

Collections Manager

Sophie Varapodio

Collections Officer

Stephanie Bradford

Collections Photographer

Gabriella Calandro

Engagement Manager

Lisa Linton

Public Programs Coordinator

Kati Hogarth

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator



Amanda McCulloch

Event Officer

Lynne Parker

Front of House Coordinator

Alisha Ryan

Front of House Assistant

Mikela Guseli

Executive Assistant 

Caroline McNamara

Accountant (CPA)

To contact one of our staff members please email info@sheppartonartmuseum.com.au or call (03) 4804 5000

join the team

Shepparton Art Museum offers an inspiring and unique opportunity to work in one of Australia's outstanding regional art museums, showcasing our exhibitions and collections in new and exciting ways and creating a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging space of all audiences.