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Board Overview

Land Development Corporation Board

The Land Development Corporation's Board consists of:


Graeme Lewis CA FAICD FICA - Chairman

William Kirkby-Jones AM

Long term Territorian Graeme Lewis has close to 40 years of experience working in various Accounting and Financial positions in Darwin.

This included 11 years as Partner with Peat Marwick Mitchell, 7 years as General Manager of the Darwin Private Hospital and more recently the past 9 years as a Chartered Accountant with Lowry's Accountants in Winnellie.

Graeme has a vast array of community service in the Northern Territory including the Darwin Turf Club, Cullen Bay Marina Management Board and Tourism Top End.

In 2012, Graeme commenced his latest role on the Management Board of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation and the Advisory Board of the Land Development Corporation.

Graeme is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.


John Coleman, Chief Executive

John Coleman, Chief Executive

John Coleman has over 35 years experience in the Northern Territory Public Sector with 12 years as Senior Ministerial Officer in numerous portfolio areas including Treasury. Agency experience includes Primary Industry, Fisheries, Mines and Energy, Parks and Wildlife, Tourism, Sacred Sites Authority, Corrections, Health, Public Service Commission, Archives, Museums, Police Fire and Emergency Services, Racing and Gaming, TIO, Asian Relations and Trade and Lands and Planning.

Between 2007 and 2012 John has overseen the operations of the Land Development Corporation as General Manager, as well as being part of the Executive within the Department of Lands and Planning. This role seen John involved in the strategic planning for key developments such as the Gas Task Force, Major Projects, Defence Estate negotiations, Marine Supply Base, Alcan G3, Trans Territory Pipeline, Conoco Philips Gas Plan and Inpex onshore plan and support site negotiations.

John held the post of Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Minister and then returned to the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment as Executive Director, Economic Development. John was appointed Chief Executive of the Department and this Corporation in April 2013.

Marek Petrovs - Member

Marek Petrovs

Marek Petrovs is a Melbourne-based property consultant providing advice to both the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas. He has been the deputy chair of the NSW Growth Centres Commission and chairman of the former Urban and Regional Land Corporation of Victoria, now merged with the Docklands Authority to become VicUrban. Marek is currently Chairman of Walton Construction Pty Ltd, Secretary of Wincity Pty Limited and a Member of the EG Property Group Advisory Board. Marek has facilitated national forums for the Victorian, South Australian, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and Western Australian land corporations.

Jennifer Prince - Member

Jennifer Prince

Jennifer Prince was the Northern Territory's Under Treasurer between 2002 and 2012 and was responsible for policy and operational advice on the NT's economy, its budget and fiscal management, intergovernmental financial relations, the Territory Revenue Office and the Territory Superannuation Office. Jennifer was chair of the Northern Territory Treasury Corporation Advisory Board as well as being a member of a range of high level interagency committees dealing with major projects, infrastructure requirements, remote services and executive remuneration.

In addition to her role on the LDC Advisory Board, Jennifer is a member of the Waterfront Corporation Board, the Power and Water Corporation Board, the Charles Darwin University Council and its various committees and the Board of FCD Health, a company of Flinders and Charles Darwin Universities responsible for the operation of the Palmerston Super Clinic and the Charles Darwin University Medical Centre.

 

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