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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Planning Commission



Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Planning Commission

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Allan McGill AM Ex officio member (appointed 7 May 2020) ANNUAL REPORT 202021 | 8 Allans career has spanned 40 years of local government employment, working in Councils from inner city urban to the most remote reaches of the Northern Territory. Experience with Melbourne City Council and a range of councils in rural Victorian and NT communities led to senior and executive positions in Katherine, Alice Springs and Darwin City Councils. He has spent the last 40 years as a CEO or in senior management positions, and as Chief Executive of the Northern Territory Departments of Local Government and Housing. His method of working relies on strong links to the community through formal consultation and informally by simply participating in community life. With this in mind, Allan has held and continues to hold many longstanding committee and board positions, often as Chair, President or in a key office bearing position. Allans skills and experience in governance, leadership and corporate development are particularly well suited to managing projects, navigating intergovernmental relations and organisational capacity-building, whether in local government, state government, not-forprofit, or institutional settings. He has strong links with the Indigenous community and a thorough understanding of Aboriginal culture and service delivery in remote regions. His experience as Manager of the construction company, Territory Alliance constructing housing and infrastructure across the NT, provided him with an insight into the private sector and the complexities of working across three levels of Government and a program with competing objectives. Since retiring in 2017 Allan has taken on a number of short-term roles, has completed several project reviews and has been seconded to organisations under special administration. Allan is an advocate for the arts and appreciates the Territorys eclectic local scene. As a drummer in a local band, he understands the importance of teamwork and active listening; skills he transfers to his professional life too! Currently Allan is Chairman of Venture Housing Company, Chairman of Tiwi Partners Pty Ltd, a member of the Tiwi Leaders Forum, and a member of the Northern Territory Racing Commission. Allan was appointed as a member of the Heritage Council of the NT, and as Chairperson, on 7 May 2020.