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Team Territory members

The members of Team Territory are:

  • Clare became the first Labor Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) when her party won power in 2001. Over the next six years, Clare held a number of portfolios - Treasury, Major Projects, Indigenous Policy and Arts and Museums. Significant achievements over those years was increasing jobs and growth in our economy; expanding secondary education to our Aboriginal communities; completing the Alice to Darwin railway; persuading Inpex to consider Darwin for its LNG plant and reinventing the Darwin Festival.

    Clare was the member for Fannie Bay from 1995 to 2008.

    For the best part of two decades before then, Clare was an ABC journalist and broadcaster, working in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin - radio and TV.

    Since leaving politics, Clare spent two years as the chief executive officer of ACOSS; another two as a professorial fellow at Charles Darwin University and is now either chair or director of a number of organisations in the NT - MAGNT; Territory Natural Resource Management, NT Cricket, Browns Mart Arts, the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Regional Planning Group and Team Territory.

    Clare’s partner David Alderman is a barrister at William Forster Chambers and she has two adult children.

  • Dick arrived in the Northern Territory (NT) with his family in 1976 after having lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for over five years.

    Dick has been involved in the construction and development industry for over 50 years. He commenced as general manager of Sitzler Pty Ltd in 2012 following an 18‑year career with Laing O’Rourke, including 16 years as Laing O’Rourke’s NT manager.

    He has undertaken many different roles during his career, including management of a wide variety of projects, construction management of significant military installations and regional management of multi-national organisations.

    On behalf of the Australian Government, Dick has also acted as superintendent and construction manager on several important and strategic Defence projects. He retired from Sitzler Pty Ltd in August 2017.

    Dick has been involved in a number of significant projects and developments during his time in the NT. Examples of these projects are:

    • Alice to Darwin Rail development
    • East Arm Port facilities
    • G3 - Gove Alumina Plant expansion
    • Darwin Waterfront development
    • SIHIP - Remote Housing and Infrastructure Program
    • Alice Springs Desert Wildlife Park
    • Various unique and complex Defence installations in Darwin and Tindal.
    • Various public private partnership / private finance initiative projects.

    Since his retirement, Dick maintains an active interest in the wider business community and construction industry, and through his exceptional communication skills and extensive knowledge, he has been invited onto, and continues to serves on, various boards and industry bodies.

  • Mick has lived in the Territory since 1981, with involvement in a wide range of industries, businesses and developments. He has successfully owned and operated hotels since 1985, and constructed Crocosaurus Cove in 2009, which he still operates today.

    Mick has been the president (NT) and national board member of the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) for over 10 years. In recognition of his service to AHA he was awarded both national and life membership. Mick is a commissioner for Tourism NT.

    Mick owns and operates Darwin Crocodile Farms, housing in excess of 100,000 saltwater crocodiles. He was chairman of the Tiwi Bombers football club and works closely with a number of remote Aboriginal communities.

  • Sam was appointed chief operating officer of Glencore Zinc Assets in February 2020 after serving as general manager of McArthur River Mine since 2014.

    In 1995, he began his career as a graduate engineer at McArthur River Mine and has since worked in mines in Portugal and Argentina as well as in Queensland. Sam brings his decade’s worth of experience in the mining industry and technical background in metallurgy and minerals processing to Team Territory.

    As a member of the AusIMM, Minerals Council of Australia and Engineers Australia Sam is an advocate for increasing the understanding, diversity and inclusion of the mining industry and in the Territory specifically through support for Engineers Australia sySTEMic collaboration program, Women in Resources, and MRM’s Cultural Respect Strategy.

    As a board member of MRM’s Community Benefit Trust, Sam is particularly proud to have been involved in projects that will have a lasting benefit to Borroloola and the surrounding communities. Sam believes there are many more opportunities to continue the improvement in local capability building and infrastructure and will continue to actively support and advocate for these areas.

    Sam has three daughters, with the eldest studying environmental management and the second eldest taking a keen interest in chemical engineering - leading Sam to have a personal interest in ensuring that the resources industries provide great career opportunities for everyone.

    Sam attended school and university in Brisbane - so while he may not be a born and bred Territorian, Sam does have plenty of original Territory roots, with his parents meeting and getting married in Katherine in the early 1970’s. Sam’s mother was a midwife at Katherine hospital and his father worked at the Francis Creek Iron ore mine outside of Pine Creek.

  • Steve is the chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of SRA Information Technology, an IT solutions provider for corporate and government enterprises.

    In his role as founder and CEO of SRA Information Technology, Steve has worked extensively with a number of organisations, including Santos, BHP, Australian Submarine Corporation and Australian and state / territory governments.

    The recognition of SRA’s work has enabled Steve to be appointed to and participate in a number of forums guiding ICT innovation within Australia. These appointments include the chair of the NT Ministerial Digital Advisory Council, the Australian Information Industry Association, the national chair of the AIIA Mining and Energy Resources Group, Inspiring NT, the IT Industry Innovation Council, the SME Advisory Panel for the RBA, and the NT Research and Innovation Board. In addition, Steve has chaired a number of industry development groups.

    SRA has established itself as an international provider of environmental and resource information management solutions, lead from head office in Darwin, and offices in Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Singapore.

    SRA provides expertise and solutions in the environment and sustainability, natural resource management, community welfare and compliance and approvals domains, and continues to provide software development services, business intelligence and mobile solutions.

    SRA have won our Northern Territory Export Awards and took home the Australian Export Award for Environmental Solutions in 2017.

  • Wendy arrived in the Northern Territory (NT) 25 years ago from Queensland and for the first few years worked in the disability sector.

    Wendy was a disability discrimination advocate and outreach worker at Darwin Community Legal Service for approximately seven years, and after that worked for 14 years as the executive director of the Northern Territory Council of Social Services.

    Wendy was recently appointed to the Department of Health Governance and Assurance Committee and the Department of Housing Appeals Board and at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wendy was the chair of the Worker and Wellbeing Advisory group - tasked with getting support out to people who had lost employment due to the virus.

    Throughout her career, Wendy has worked closely with a wide array of governments and agencies, including the business department and has strong networks across the NT, in particular with non-government organisations and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal originations.

    Wendy places great value in being able to create partnership opportunities and understands that the best outcomes are derived from effective collaboration.

    Wendy is passionate about the Territory and grateful for the opportunities she has had.

    Steering the economy into the right direction and opening up more opportunities for locals and growing our population are some of Wendy’s priorities.

    Wendy is adamant that we must all do what we can to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community receive the support they need.

  • Lyndon is a leader in the field of remote and regional infrastructure development, and deployment, policy and financing. A chartered electrical engineer, and Fellow of Engineers Australia, Lyndon’s experience includes nearly two decades in heavy industry, automotive manufacturing and regional and remote infrastructure sector including roles ranging from production manager, design engineer and project manager, to project executive. More latterly his work has been focused on energy policy, infrastructure project development and deployment, particularly in Asia Pacific.

    Lyndon has led advisory, engineering design and project delivery activities for clients including government agencies, regulatory bodies, utilities, regional development agencies, community organisations and commercial and private investment firms across Australia, South-Asia, the Pacific and in Africa. He has also provided critical input and leadership into some of the largest public and privately financed renewable energy projects and programs in Australia; provides technical and program development assistance to a range of public and private entities and has established knowledge partnerships with CSIRO, Google, NREL, the IEA, the UNDP, AEMO, ARENA, CEFC and others.

    As Ekistica’s managing director and principal consultant, Lyndon has overseen its development as regional and remote Australia’s leading advisory and technical consultancy firm. In this role, he is and continued to be one of Australia’s thought-leaders in the energy sector and in regional development, having authored or co-authored over 30 papers in a range of journals and publications.

    Lyndon was the 2011 Young Engineer of the Year NT and lead the team who was awarded the 2011 Sir William Hudson Award, Engineers Australia highest award.

  • Mark has held a number of high-level national and international roles in both the public and private sectors spanning from the resources industry, the Australian Government and major Aboriginal organisations.

    Mark was the general manager of the Diamond Corporation International in Belgium, a project and mine manager for the Central Poona Joint Venture in Western Australia (WA), and was the environment and communities manager for Harmony Gold Mining Company also in WA.

    From 2005 to 2011, Mark performed a range of executive roles in the Department of Families, Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs for the Australian Government. During this time he was also the regional manager for the Pilbara region for the WA Government.

    Mark is currently the chief executive officer for the Anindilyakwa Land Council and chief executive officer at the Winchelsea Mining Joint Venture.

  • Joe was born and raised in Darwin. He is currently based in Alice Springs where he joined the Central Land Council (CLC) as chief executive officer in February 2019. Among other functions, the CLC has statutory responsibilities to assist Aboriginal people to carry out commercial activities such as resource development, tourism, pastoralism and agriculture.

    Joe is a former regional manager for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and prior to that he was the chief operating officer of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory.

    Enhancing economic participation is a high priority for the CLC and Joe is keen to collaborate with stakeholders across all industry sectors. Specialising in development economics, Joe has a Master of International Management degree and Bachelor of Teaching (Adult / Vocational) from Charles Darwin University. Joe is also a director of Centrefarm Aboriginal Horticulture Ltd.

  • Angela was born and raised in Darwin to migrant parents and attended Casuarina Senior College and later Charles Darwin University.

    Angela has held a career in banking and finance spanning over 28 years and she is currently the managing partner for the NAB Regional and Agribusiness for the Northern Territory.

    Angela has held key roles within business groups with a focus on entrepreneurial and professional groups for women and individuals in the Greek community.

    Angela has recently completed a two year team as co-chief operating officer for the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network. The primary objective in this role was to provide advice to the chair and executive director on strategic priorities to encourage, enable and achieve a focus on empowerment and leadership of women across the 54 countries of the Commonwealth.

    Angela is a 2020 Northern Australia Advisory Group Member, providing advice to the Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia and the ministerial forum on northern development.

    Angela is currently the director of policy and vice president of the Australian Federation Business and Professional Women and a founding member and Chair of Hellenic Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NT) Incorporated.

    Angela is the winner of the 2019 Telstra Northern Territory Business Women’s Medium and Large Business award.

  • Erina leads the United Workers Union, Northern Territory (NT) office, which is the largest and oldest union in the NT. United Workers Union represents fire fighters, mining, Aboriginal health, corrections, paramedics, early childcare, aged care, hospitality, Aboriginal organisations, local councils, regional councils, security, cleaning and many more industries and occupations in the NT.

    Erina holds a Master of Industrial Relations and has travelled the world extensively holidaying and working. The NT is home for Erina and has been living in Darwin for 15 years and prior to this lived in the United Kingdom for ten years managing pubs.

    Erina is also the secretary of UnionsNT - the peak union body in the NT.

  • Michael was born in Darwin, where he has spent his entire working life. He is presently the chairman of Hannon Group, through which he has gained an intimate knowledge and broad experience over the years in a range of industries including:

    • passenger transport
    • property development
    • crocodile farming
    • waste management and recycling
    • media.

    Michael’s community involvement, past and present, includes:

    • board member and chairman of Power and Water Corporation
    • NT Planning Authority
    • alderman at Darwin City Council
    • Activate Darwin Board member
    • Cullen Bay Management board member.

    Michael is a proud Territorian who is passionate about the success of the Northern Territory and leaving a legacy for future Territorians.

  • Simon is currently the president of Northern Territory (NT) Farmers. He owns and operates The Plantsmith, a wholesale production nursery based in Howard Springs that supplies retailers throughout the NT and northern Western Australia including Bunnings. Simon also chairs the National Biosecurity Governance Committee for Greenlife Industry Australia (formerly Nursery and Garden Industry).

    Simon has a Batchelor of Science from Melbourne University with an ecology major. He advocates strongly for decreasing the use of harmful chemicals in farming and manages his nursery using only natural management practices and no harsh chemicals.

    Simon grew up in country Victoria and moved to Alice Springs in 1985 where he ran a landscaping business and retail garden centre for 13 years. He is passionate about the use of native plants in public landscaping and spent twelve years on the Board of Trustees for the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, five as chair.

    Simon has lived in Darwin for the past 23 years and believes the Territory has a unique opportunity to develop agriculture whilst respecting traditional ownership and also acknowledging and upholding the terms of modern social licence including minimising the environmental impacts of farming.

  • Born on the South Coast of New South Wales, Adrian Brown was educated at Canberra Grammar School and UNE, Armidale, from where he graduated in commerce in 2000, majoring in agricultural economics and animal production. After relocating to the Territory, Adrian spent some time working on Beetaloo Station, Elliott before he and his wife Emma settled in Katherine in 2008. There, Adrian formed Northern Stock Water and commenced manufacturing concrete water troughs.

    In 2014, Adrian opened a shop and distribution hub for their concrete water troughs, poly pipe and fittings and irrigation supplies at Pinelands Darwin, expanding further in 2019 with the purchase and commissioning of a state-of-the-art poly pipe machine in a purpose-built shed on the southern outskirts of Darwin.

    With the purchase of Amungee Mungee Station in 2014, Adrian embraced the challenge of developing the 3,000km2 property. Implementing development on an intensive scale, installing concrete water troughs, steel tanks and kilometres of poly pipe and fencing, Adrian established reliable water supplies and improved grass production, resulting in greatly increased carrying capacity. Agricultural enterprises were further expanded in 2015 when Adrian and Emma, together with their business partner, purchased the 9,900km2 properties of Walhallow and Creswell Downs on the Barkly Tableland, which are currently undergoing major fencing and water project expansion.

    In his spare time Adrian enjoys campdrafting, an activity which he pursues with the whole family, as Emma and their three children are all keen horse riders.

    The Bilba Group of companies, owned and managed by Adrian and Emma, incorporates Northern Stock Water, Elsam Pipe Systems, Joco Fencing, Great Northern Tanks and Bullwaddy Pastoral Co. Though not born there, Adrian has invested heavily in the Territory which is, unequivocally, where his heart lies.

  • Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tiwi Land Council.  He was appointed in 2018 after acting in the role for 8 months and having served as a member of the executive since 2000.

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