Board Members


Dennis Bree
BE, MAICD

Independent Non-Executive Chair

Dennis is a civil engineer whose whole career has been in the Territory. Dennis was involved in the recovery from Cyclone Tracy, focusing on structural design with GHD, after which he joined the Commonwealth Government. He focused on water and sewerage, particularly in remote areas and then moved into management roles with the Northern Territory Department of Transport and Works and then Power and Water Authority.

Dennis was Executive Director Operations at Power and Water Authority and was responsible for generation as well as other business units.

Dennis has been Deputy Chief Executive of a number of departments and Chief Executive of the Department of Business. Dennis has also been Chief of Staff to two Chief Ministers and two Leaders of the Opposition, and most recently a senior advisor to Chief Minister Michael Gunner.

In his private life Dennis has been very involved in rugby union and was President of the Northern Territory Rugby Union for ten years and a Director of the Australian Rugby Union for four years.

Christine Charles
BA (HONS), ADJUNCT PROF MAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director

Christine is Managing Director of D4G Pty Ltd, and provides strategic advice about external issues and challenges to companies, government and non-government organisations.

Christine has broad knowledge across a number of sectors, having held a variety of positions in the community, public and private sectors and academia. Her understanding of the energy industry is based on several years in an executive role with Newmont Mining and her work within the sector as a specialist. Christine also chaired the Northern Territory Green Energy Task Force and the Northern Territory Mining Board.

Christine was Chief Executive Officer of the South Australian Human Services Department from 1997 to early 2002, after heading the South Australian Cabinet Office. She worked for the World Health Organisation based in Kobe, Japan and for a number of non government organisations within Australia. She sits on the board of Save the Children Australia.

 
Richard Galton
BE, MBA

Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Sydney in 1972 and started his career with the New South Wales Department of Main Roads. Richard focused on planning, design and construction of motorway and bridge construction projects in Sydney, London and Wollongong for a decade before he was seconded to the Northern Territory in 1982 to manage road network development.

Richard then completed a Master of Business Administration while working in senior management roles within the Northern Territory Public Sector.

Since 1994, Richard has held executive roles in a broad range of Northern Territory Government agencies, including a period as Executive Director Technical with Power and Water Authority as it commenced the transition to a government owned corporation in 2002.