Board Members

Dennis Bree
BE, MAICDIndependent 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, focussing on structural design with GDH, after which he joined the Commonwealth Government. He focussed 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 two Chief of Staff to two Ministers and two Leaders of the Opposition, most recently a senior advisor to Chief Minister 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
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 private sector, public sector, community sector and academia. Her understanding of the energy sector 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 North Territory Green Energy Task Force and the NT Mining Board.

Christine was CEO 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 NGOs within Australia. She sits on the Board of Save the Children Australia.

Richard Galton
BE, MBAIndependent Non-Executive Director

Richard graduated as a civil engineer from the University of Sydney is 1972 and started his career with the New South Wales Department of Main Roads. Richard focussed 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, most recently in minerals resource and pastoral land management.