Mark Coffey - Chairman and Director
Mark arrived in the Northern Territory in 1985 where he worked as a Police Officer and more recently with the Federal Government. Mark has lived and worked across the NT in both urban and remote areas and has contributed to both public and community life. In his current role as head of the Office of Northern Australia, Mark travels extensively across northern Australia with a particular focus on economic development in Northern Australia and is regularly engaging with individuals and groups about opportunities in remote Australia. Mark is currently the President of the Harts Range Amateur Race club, a board member of the Northern Territory Parole Board and previously a director of AFL Northern Territory.
A keen sportsman, Mark has played cricket, basketball and AFL football across the NT and is an avid supporter of the Carlton Football Club.
Neil Mcleod - Director and Connellan Ltd Secretary
NEIL MCLEOD - DIRECTOR AND CONNELLAN LTD SECRETARY
Neil is a chartered accountant with over 40 years’ experience in the accounting profession. Having gained his qualification in Adelaide, Neil relocated to the Northern Territory in 1986 and is the Office Managing Partner for Deloitte in Alice Springs. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Tax Institute of Australia.
Neil is an active participant in the business community in Alice Springs, being a member of the local Chamber of Commerce Executive and also past Chair and a member of the Regional Economic Development Committee.
Liz Bird - Director
Liz, with her husband own and operate an organic beef cattle property 300km east of Alice Springs in the southern Northern Territory. They have lived there since 1994 and in that time have educated their children via Alice Springs School of the Air, as well the local boarding school St Philips College and Scots PGC in Warwick, QLD.
Since 1999 Liz has been (and still is) involved in many Alice Springs and NT based committees ranging from children’s education to the pastoral industry of which she is a part of. She believes that supporting and encouraging people to come together for common goals helps lessen remoteness, and in turn keeps more people staying and working in these areas.
John Birch - Director
John Birch joined the board in December 2012 and is a Judge of the Local Court (from 1/5/16) of the Northern Territory.
Edward Connellan - Director
Edward is from an Alice Springs cattle family based at Narwietooma Station and has spent the majority of his life in Central Australia where he currently works as the Chief Pilot of a helicopter company.
He has a particular interest in youth participation in aviation and supports several not-for-profit associations in management roles including the Alice Springs Gliding Club, Alice Springs Aero Club and Central Australian Aviation Museum.
He is the son of previous director Chris Connellan.
Geoff Sloan - Director
GEOFF SLOAN - DIRECTOR
Geoff has worked as a teacher in England, Papua New Guinea and Australia, arriving in the NT in 1977.
His career included executive positions in both Education and Health.
As well as being a Director of CAT he is a member of: the NT Primary Health Network’s Community Advisory Council; the NT’s Minister’s Advisory Council for Senior Territorians; the Alice Springs Town Council’s Seniors’ Coordination Committee, and the National Seniors Australia NT Policy Advisory Group.
He is a keen traveller, photographer and cyclist - combining all of those recently when riding Coast to Coast in the UK.