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About Com Club: Northern Territory


The Commonwealth Club of NT Regional Heads Inc, known in short as the "Com Club", provides a network forum for Regional Heads, Regional Managers and senior representatives of Australian Government agencies based in the Northern Territory. The forum offers a supportive, collegial environment to share ideas, knowledge and experience in matters relevant to the Australian Government and the broader Australian Public Service, facilitating Whole of Government interactions for better service delivery in the Northern Territory.

Com Club membership reinforces the importance of collaboration across government agencies based in the Northern Territory when responding to regional challenges. Membership has recently been extended to Northern Territory Government Heads (or their representatives) to further strengthen connection across governments servicing the needs of the Northern Territory population.

Events and conferences


Com Club events are generally held monthly and provide an opportunity for the host agency (either Commonwealth or NT) to showcase and promote their agency and its responsibilities and activities in the region to the network of members. Agencies are encouraged to nominate to host these monthly events, with an annual calendar circulated at the beginning of each year. Other 'ad hoc' events may be arranged to take advantage of visiting guest speakers.

An annual forum is also held comprising a themed event relevant to the policy environment of the North, bringing together appropriate guest speakers chosen to enhance professional development, the sharing of knowledge, and for supporting further networking opportunities.

Com Club welcomes visiting senior officials and guests to attend events and functions hosted during the year.

Date Host agency Theme/Event Key people

Note:
Invitations will be sent prior to each event
Dates may be subject to change

17 October 2018

Bureau of Meteorology

 

Todd Smith/Jude Scott

November 2018 (date TBC)

Australian Border Force

 

Jo Crooks

December 2018 (date TBC)

Christmas Dinner

 

Committee

Who we are


Annual membership is available under the following criteria:

  • Ordinary member – a person who is a Regional Manager/Head or senior representative of an Australian Government agency or Statutory Authority in the Northern Territory, or who is responsible for the activities of an Australian Government agency in the Northern Territory;
  • Associate member – an Ordinary member may nominate one or more of his/her deputy or senior managers to be an Associate member of the Association;
  • Social member – an Ordinary or Associate member who has left the APS, or a Northern Territory Government senior executive.

Our Committee members are:

  • Convenor: tim.hill [at] industry.gov.au (Tim Hill), 8923 4455 and 0434 606 781
  • Deputy Convenor: katrina.zander [at] humanservices.gov.au (Katrina Zander), 0414 223 154
  • Treasurer: mary.bell [at] humanservices.gov.au (Mary Bell), 02 6223 4330 and 0451 181 253
  • Secretary: cameron.mcdonald [at] agriculture.gov.au (Cameron McDonald), 0466 425 971
  • Member: todd.smith [at] bom.gov.au (Todd Smith),  8920 3801 and 0417 897 324
  • Member: chris.chilcott [at] csiro.au (Chris Chilcott), 0478 301 197
  • Member: frances.taylor [at] agriculture.gov.au (Frances Taylor), 0434 568 751
  • Member: megan.bailey [at] dva.gov.au (Megan Bailey), 0457 749 530
  • Ex Officio: richard.mcallister [at] coffey.com (Richard McAllister), 8901 1201 and 0417 718 635
  • Public Officer: susan.briggs [at] education.gov.au (Susan Briggs), 8936 5184 and 0434 678 580

Contact us

For further information about your local Com Club events, how to become a member or to be included on the network's state distribution list contact:

  • Tim Hill, NT Regional Manager, AusIndustry-Business Services
    Phone: +61 8 8923 4455 Mobile: 0434 606 781
    Email: tim.hill [at] industry.gov.au
  • Susan Briggs, Director, NT State Office, Early Childhood and Child Care State Network
    Phone: +61 8 8936 5184 Mobile: 0434 678 580
    Email Susan.Briggs [at] education.gov.au