Board of Directors
Allan’s career has spanned 40 years of local government employment. He has spent the last 28 years as a CEO or in senior management positions, most recently as the Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Department of Local Government.
Allan’s skills and experience in governance, leadership and corporate development are particularly well-suited to managing projects, navigating intergovernmental relations and organizational capacity-building. He has developed extensive professional networks and possesses strong links with the Indigenous community and a thorough understanding of Aboriginal culture and service delivery in remote regions.
A born and bred local, Patrick has held a number of senior commercial roles across both the facility management and property development industry in the NT & WA developing extensive experience within the sector over his 18 year career. More recently he has been involved in the management of a number of major property development projects as part of his present role at Darwin International Airport by way Osgood South Commercial, Entertainment Precinct Expansion, and a modern childcare facility.
Along with a genuine passion for both property and the Territory, Patrick is also involved with numerous key industry bodies, most notably as an executive member of the Property Council (NT Division).
Fran was born in Alice Springs and educated there and in Adelaide. Her family came to the Territory in the 1920s and family members have been involved in Territory community, political and economic life since then. Fran has had various careers, as a radiographer, high school teacher, local government practitioner, including an 8 year term as Mayor of Alice Springs, a senior Northern Territory Government executive and her current role as a General Manager in an NGO focussed on remote Australia.
She understands and strongly supports the contribution affordable housing can make to the development of the Northern Territory and to the quality of life of many Territorians.
Trish is a Jawoyn woman from Katherine. She held senior executive public sector positions in the human services areas of health, housing, local government and community services for more than 20 years. Trish has experience of working in the Australian Defence Force and community controlled organisations, and extensive governance experience, including board and committee memberships across a range of sectors. She is a director of CareFlight and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, a Tourism NT.
Commissioner and member of the Northern Territory Heritage Council.
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Clare is a CPA and governance professional who was born and raised in Darwin. She has held executive positions in the public sector, establishing effective organisational systems and leading reform agendas. Clare runs a consultancy and advisory practice providing services to small and medium enterprises on governance and financial management. She has widely diversified skills in the public sector and private.
A graduate member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Clare is Deputy Chair of Jacana Energy and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. Clare has held several voluntary directorships and is also Chair of the Wagait Shire Audit Committee. In the past she has held senior executive positions within the Northern Territory Government with the Department of Natural Resources, Environment and the Arts as well as roles in Treasury and the Department of Transport and Works.
Clare is a Fellow of CPA Australia, with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Public Sector Management. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Graham grew up in the Northern Territory and has lived on remote communities and in Darwin.
He has extensive experience as a board director, particularly in the not-for-profit and public sectors.
Graham held a number of senior positions in the NTPS including: Commissioner for Public Employment; Chief Executive Department of Business & Employment; Chief Executive Department of Corporate & Information Services; Chief Executive Territory Housing; Deputy Chief Executive Department of the Chief Minister; Deputy Under-Treasurer; and Deputy CE Department of Health. He now operates his own business, Mindil Consulting.
He has tertiary qualifications in Science, Social Administration and Business and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Robert is an experienced corporate lawyer having worked at an executive level as General Counsel/Head of Legal for many years in an in-house capacity in the energy sector in Australia and internationally. He has significant experience in corporate law, senior management, advising boards, compliance, corporate governance and stakeholder collaboration, and extensive exposure to the resources and energy industry, the environment and water resources.
Robert currently sits on a number of Boards in the not-for-profit sector with a focus on the environment and indigenous communities, and continues to work in the corporate and government sectors in an advisory capacity.
Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
Mr Roland Chin was invited by the Board to join the Audit and Risk Committee on 28 March 2019 and was appointed as Chair on 27 May 2020. As a proud 3rd generation born Territorian, Roland has spent his entire professional life as an accountant and business advisor in public practice based in Darwin. He was a former Partner of KPMG Darwin office until his retirement in December 2018 and he continues as a consultant for KPMG and other businesses.
Mr Chin’s experience and corporate experience gained over the past 38 year as an accountant in public practice to a diverse client base, as well as serving on Boards of other significant organisations, has enabled him to bring his in depth knowledge to the Audit and Risk Committee.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, Fellow of CPA Australia, Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute, Registered Tax Agent, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Commerce.
John has 40 years’ experience in the Northern Territory Public Sector. With experience working with or within Treasury, Primary Industry, Fisheries, Mines and Energy, Parks and Wildlife, Tourism, Corrections, Health, Public Service Commission, Museums, Police Fire and Emergency Services, Racing and Gaming, TIO, Asian Relations and Trade, Chief Minister, Land Development Corporation, Darwin Waterfront Corporation and Lands and Planning.
As Chief of Staff and Senior Ministerial Advisor, John has gained a thorough understanding of the political and legislative processes in the NT.
In November 2016 John was appointed Chairman of the Northern Territory Land Corporation based in Darwin and continue to hold this position.
John has overseen the operations of the Land Development Corporation and was instrumental in the creation of the highly successful Darwin Business Park at East Arm in Darwin the innovative residential development of Bellamack Gardens and Zuccoli stage 1 at Palmerston and Kilgariff in Alice Springs. The role required highly developed organisational and negotiation skills and business acumen.
John has held numerous Deputy and CEO positions in the Public Sector including Lands, Planning and the Environment, Land Development Corporation, Darwin Waterfront Corporation and until September 2016 was the CEO of the Department of the Chief Minister. John has also sat on numerous Boards and Committee across government.
Joining Venture Housing Company Ltd in March 2016 in the role of Finance Manager, Helen is responsible for delivery of finance services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting, insurance management and audit in accordance with legislative requirements and organisational policies and strategies. More specifically, this role requires a strong focus on financial management of property assets including modelling and analysis of developments, acquisitions and disposals and contract service monitoring.
Helen has a broad range of experience and has held senior roles in private and public sector organisations in the Northern Territory. Helen’s experience spans a variety of industries including Hospitality, Gas Supply and Infrastructure Management, Utilities and Medical Research.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Accounting, Professional Membership CPA Australia.