A born and bred Territorian, Alastair is passionate about development outcomes that have good environmental outcomes, create employment, and provide other tangible benefits for the Territory, especially outcomes that involve investment into the Territory’s wonderful natural landscape and flora and fauna. Alastair has formal qualifications in accounting, law and public administration, and joined TNRM after a career of more than 37 years in the NT Public Sector.
Jane brings an interest in socially and culturally sustainable development to the Board as well as a background in strategic communication. She has lived and worked across the Northern Territory since 1994, including 10 years in senior government communication roles, then running a strategic communication consultancy, which she sold in 2015. She works part-time as a community engagement and social impact assessment practitioner with True North Strategic Communication. Jane was awarded her PhD from Charles Darwin University in 2021, after researching a model of social and cultural impact assessment that would deliver socially, culturally, economically and ecologically sustainable ‘development of the North’. She has qualifications in journalism, psychology, marketing and business administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.
Steve is the Director Research and Innovation at Charles Darwin University. He was previously the CEO of the Centre for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous owned company, and Science and Industry leader at the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Perth. He has also been CEO and Managing Director of two Co-operative Research Centre’s and Principal Research Scientist, environmental microbial biogeochemistry with CSIRO Land and Water. He is an experienced company director having served on the Boards of 10 organisations both in the commercial and not for profit sectors.
Chair Finance & Audit Committee
Born and bred in Katherine NT, Rick is a highly respected businessman and an advocate for empowering Indigenous people to build a sustainable Indigenous economy. Rick has a strong management and governance background, he was Manager - Regional Development South with Northern Land Council and Chief Executive Officer of the Kalano Community Association Inc. supporting the local governing Board over the past 8 years with the delivery of a broad range of social services and economic activity to the local Indigenous community of Katherine. His life and career have been inﬂuenced by a personal commitment to community empowerment, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous and has more than 20 years of experience working within the public, private and community sectors.
Aunty Bilawara is an Elder of the Larrakia Nation of Darwin NT and has lived in the Top End for over 71 years. She is the Larrakia Academic in Residence at Charles Darwin University, and an Authorised Marriage Celebrant and international published author with two books Star Dreaming and Healing from the Dilly Bag. Bilawara is internationally respected as a healer and teacher of the ancient wisdoms of Aboriginal Spirituality and Healing, and travels nationally and internationally to conduct special life-changing workshops and ceremonies.
As a First Nations Elder of the oldest continuous surviving cultures on Earth, she brings with her a strong commitment to helping balance sustainable economic growth and the health and wellbeing of the land and environment.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
2021 TNRM AGM MEETING PAPERS
Scheduled 17th December 2021
Jeff is trained as an ecologist and has over 30 years of professional experience in senior science, policy and land and water management positions in state and federal government and consultancy. In those roles Jeff has worked in field assessments, land use planning, threatened species management and policy and practice. Jeff chairs the NT division of the NT Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand where he hopes to ensure that government policy is based on science, contemporary and practical. Jeff first came to Darwin in 1989 and came to stay for good in 2011.
Steve is an Eastern Arrernte man born in Alice Springs. He is passionate about the pastoral industry where he has worked for over 45 years. He is currently the manager of Mistake Creek Station and Ooratippra Station and a member of the Northern Territory Pastoral Lands Board.