After 11 years of conscientious toil our Manager, John Mclean, has decided to pull the pin and will retire on June 30. Along with the Board, John has been instrumental in positioning the Motor Museum of WA as one of the best in Australia, if not the Southern Hemisphere.
Doug McCaffrey has been appointed as Motor Museum Manager to replace John. Doug brings to the Motor Museum a wealth of experience gained over 25 years of professional participation in strategic and professional leadership in organisations across the world. Following a Police career, in which Doug achieved the rank of Assistant Commissioner, he worked in politically sensitive environments in Cambodia, Thailand and the 14 Forum Island countries which cover Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Prior to joining the Motor Museum Doug worked for the US Government on anti- corruption programs across the Caribbean.
During his police career Doug served on the Board of ‘Wheelchair Sports’ for over 14 years, including 6 years as its President. As such, Doug has had a long and successful involvement in working with volunteers.
Doug is also a past president of the Studebaker Car Club and has a keen interest in preserving the collectable and historical heritage of Australia’s motoring past. Doug’s skills will be put to work updating and formalising Museum policies and procedures while working with the Board and volunteers to devise long term strategies to enhance and successfully guide the Motor Museum into the future.
Museum volunteers will be pleased to know that John has not disappeared into the wilderness and after a well-earned break will be returning to join the volunteering ranks.