Nutcote Management & Trust

Nutcote Management & Trust

Board Directors and staff


Nutcote house and garden is owned by North Sydney Council and Nutcote Trust managers the property.

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

To contact the Board email


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, Inspiration and Learning     

We will ensure people of different backgrounds, mobility levels and ages enjoy and are inspired by May Gibbs and her home, Nutcote, by offering rewarding experiences and memorable learning opportunities.

Goal 2: Community Engagement                               

We will engage a wide range of people to enjoy, understand, interpret the works of May and foster the caring of the House Museum and Garden.

Goal 3: Conservation and Curatorship         

We will ensure the significance of Nutcote and May Gibbs continues to be cherished for future generations and protect and preserve its valuable assets.

Goal 4: Organisational resilience

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

For our most recent Strategic Plan please click on the link below.