Nutcote Management & Trust

Nutcote Management & Trust

Board Directors and staff


May Gibbs’ Nutcote is managed by a volunteer Board. The Chair of Nutcote is Dylan Young, our Treasurer is Jo Avellano and Company Secretary is Lucy Nasser. Other Board Directors are Katherine Hopcroft, Stephanie Lake, Owen Elliott and Dugald Holmes.

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The Board is responsible for appointing a paid Manager Curator who looks after the day-to-day running of the historic House Museum and Gardens. The Manager Curator is Stephanie Lake. May Gibbs’ Nutcote reports annually on its activities to North Sydney Council.

Nutcote Vision, Purposes and Goals

Our vision:

May Gibbs’ Nutcote: an enduring celebration of an iconic Australian.

Our Purpose:

To cherish May Gibbs’ home, garden and life by offering memorable experiences and rewarding learning opportunities.

Our Goals:

Goal 1: Access and Learning

We will promote the importance of May Gibbs and the historic and architectural significance of her home, Nutcote, to encourage physical and online visitation and learning opportunities.

Goal 2: Engagement

We will encourage a wide range of people in enjoying, understanding, interpreting and caring for our house, museum and garden.

Goal 3: Conservation an Curatorship

We will ensure the significance of Nutcote and May Gibbs continues to be cherished for future generations.

Goal 4: Organisational resilience

We will ensure good governance and effective management of our resources.