Candidate for Fannie Bay
I am a proud Territorian and resident of Fannie Bay. Mum to four sons who are 6th generation Territorian, I am pleased to have been selected as the Country Liberal Party Candidate for Fannie Bay.
With considerable experience over a range of sectors playing an integral part in the local economy, I am currently the Chair of Darwin Waterfront Corporation, and proprietor of a local business employing 6 Territorians. I am a former pastoralist and honoured to have been the first female Chief Executive Officer of Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association.
Overseeing this billion dollar industry, I was able to promote and enhance its importance to not only the Territory economy but also the nations exports. My knowledge has been used in the National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency. This advisory board was set up to provide advice to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Drought, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management on recovery and response to flood and drought.
I continued to gain knowledge through a Global Executive Master of Business from the University of Sydney, building on my previous business and management education through my agribusiness studies with the Harvard Business School short course program and Rangeland Management at The University of Queensland.
My significant professional working knowledge at Territory, National and International level in areas such as crisis management, public affairs, negotiation, corporate social responsibility and strategic development, is something I am keen to bring to the benefit of all Territorians as we face a uniquely challenging and uncertain time. As someone who has substantial experience engaging with our Asian partners, such as through membership of the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute, I am aware of the importance of our northern trading partners as we move into recovery from the current economic environment.
Growing the Territory economy is vitally important, and as Director of the Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia (CRCNA), I am focused on research into new technologies and a vision to create a prosperous, sustainable, vibrant and healthy Northern Australia.
I am proud to have recently been a member of the Order of Australian Honours Council, appointed by the Governor General, ensuring people are recognised for making an outstanding contribution that benefit their communities and ultimately our country in some way.
I know you need a reason to vote for me. I’ve been a proven advocate for industry, a proven advocate for the Territory and I’ll be your personal advocate for the seat of Fannie Bay.