Museum chief executive announces retirement
Museum chief executive Shimrath Paul has ended 18 years in charge of the Otago Museum, announcing his retirement this morning.
Paul was appointed in 1990 to establish and run Discovery World, and took over the chief executive role in 1995.
The museum trust says he led the facility through major redevelopments and its transformation into an award winning business, community asset and tourism attraction.
He was criticised during his term by some former staff for the way he ran the facility.
His next role will be head of a Jakarta-based Centre of Excellence for cancer.