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Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development



Annual Report 2003/2004 Department of Business Industry and Resource Development

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT






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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE The Board of Management has primary responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of DBIRD. Supporting the Board of Management are several key committees which provide advice to the Chief Executive and Group Heads on strategic issues. Other activities which support strong corporate governance within DBIRD include Planning and Performance Management, Risk Management and Corporate Communication. The Corporate Management Group has a major role in supporting good corporate governance within DBIRD. The Groups responsibilities include financial management, human resources and records and information management. An important initiative for the Group in 2003-04 was the creation of the position of Director, Corporate Governance. This position is focussed on improving the governance structures and compliance within DBIRD. The Director was appointed on 5 January 2004. BOARD OF MANAGEMENT The Board of Management comprises the Chief Executive, Group Heads and Regional Directors. Board of Management Members Mike Burgess, Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Management (from 10 May 2004). Mike took over as Chief Executive (CE) of DBIRD on 10 May 2004. Mikes former position was Deputy Chief Executive of the Department of the Chief Minister. He has previously held a variety of senior positions, including Executive Director, Conservation and Natural Resources, in the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment. Mike is a Civil Engineer who has worked in the NT since 1979 in areas ranging from water and electricity supply to sustainable natural resource management. He has been involved in developing major infrastructure and strategies to improve essential services in urban and remote areas of the NT. He has lived and worked in Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine. Peter Blake, Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board of Management Peter was appointed Chief Executive of DBIRD in November 2001. He retired from the department 8 April 2004. Before moving to DBIRD, Peter was CE of the Department of Mines and Energy and the Department of Asian Relations and Trade. Peter previously held a range of senior positions, including CE of the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, CE of the Department of Ports and Fisheries and Chairman of the Darwin Port Authority, and General Manager of the Northern Territory Development Corporation. John Carroll, General Manager, Minerals and Energy (and Deputy Chief Executive as of June 2004) Before the establishment of DBIRD, John was CEO of the Department of Industries and Business (DIB) from June 2000. Before moving to the Northern Territory in March 2000 to take up the position of Deputy CEO of the DIB, John was Deputy Director-General, Business, Innovation and Trade in the Queensland Department of State Development and Deputy-Director General and Director-General of the Queensland Department of Economic Development and Trade. John has 30 years of public sector experience in Canberra, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Department of Business, Industry & Resource Development 81 An nu al R ep or t

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