MOTAT Hire New CEO, Craig Hickman-Goodall

We are delighted to share that Craig Hickman-Goodall has been appointed as the new CEO of MOTAT.

After a series of previous successful Executive Search appointments for the team at MOTAT, Tribe Leadership Executive Search Lead, David Hammond had the pleasure of partnering with MOTAT once again the search for their new Chief Executive Officer.

MOTAT, or the Museum of Transport and Technology, is New Zealand’s largest museum dedicated to the preservation and showcase of New Zealand's transport, technology, and social history. Established in 1964, the museum offers a rich array of exhibits that include vintage vehicles, aviation displays featuring military and civilian aircraft, and interactive science and technology zones. MOTAT aims to provide visitors with insights into how technological advancements have shaped society, through a mix of exhibits designed to educate and inspire audiences of all ages.

Craig has been the Chief Operating Officer at MOTAT since January 2022. As a member of the Museum’s executive leadership team, he has demonstrated that he has exceptional expertise and a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that surround MOTAT and the economic environment that impacts the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector. We spoke to Craig about his new appointment:

It is a great honour to be given this opportunity to lead MOTAT through the next five years, navigating the current economic challenges and working with the team to create a secure foundation for MOTAT’s growing role in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. I strongly believe in MOTAT's vision and purpose, and I am excited to be accepting this responsibility” Craig Hickman-Goodall, New CEO of MOTAT

MOTAT Board Chair Helen Atkins says, “we are delighted to appoint Craig to this role. He is a well-known, passionate supporter and advocate for MOTAT and has an excellent skillset to lead MOTAT over the coming years.  

“MOTAT is at an exciting point in its development. We are facing both challenges and opportunities, now and into the near future, and the Board is in the process of considering MOTAT’s strategic position on these matters. We consider the experience that Craig brings, as our incoming Museum Director, to be vital in assisting MOTAT to best position itself for these challenges and opportunities.”   

David and the team at Tribe Leadership Executive Search would like to wish Craig every success in his new role.

Looking to find the next member of your executive leadership team? Reach out to David Hammond for a confidential chat.


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