Te Papa's new boss, Rick Ellis speaks about his vision for what our national musuem should be, and the challenge of trying to be all things to all people. Rick Ellis is Te Papa's fourth CEO. His appointment followed the departure of Mike Houlihan, who oversaw a controversial restructuring of the museum and left amid claims of the museum was facing a 12 million dollar deficit. Rick Ellis was the chief executive of TVNZ from mid 2006 until the end of 2011. He then moved to Sydney to be the Group Executive of Telstra Media.