Commemoration and Visitor Engagement

Head Commemoration and Visitor Engagement - Sarah Hitchcock PSM

Ms Sarah Hitchcock PSM joined the Memorial's Education and Visitor Services Section in August 2008 after 12 years with Australian Capital Tourism, her final year as General Manager.

From 2010 to 2012, Ms Hitchcock returned to the ACT Government and held the position of Director of the Centenary of Canberra. Working with Creative Director Robyn Archer AO, Ms Hitchcock led the formation and establishment of the Centenary of Canberra team, governance arrangements, and prepared the program of events and activities scheduled for the centenary.

Ms Hitchcock rejoined the Memorial in September 2012 as Head of the Commemoration and Visitor Engagement Section where she has managed the development and implementation of the Memorial's commemorative program and overseen programming and services provided to visitors and school groups. Ms Hitchcock is studying psychology. Ms Hitchcock's board membership experience includes the Board of Management of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Birragai Centre, ACT Tourism Industry Council, and the Cultural Attractions of Australia.

Ms Hitchcock was awarded the Public Sector Medal (PSM) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her leadership in the delivery of the Memorial’s commemorative events, visitor services and education programs.

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