About us

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation was established by the Northern Territory Government on 12 September, 2016.

The government created the department to bring together many of the key functions that drive a strong economy and development of the North.

The department is a key partner in stimulating and supporting the development of a competitive, responsible and productive business, industry and employment environment.

The agency includes the following divisions:

  • Business and Innovation NT
  • Workforce NT
  • Procurement NT
  • Northern Australia Development and Trade
    • Northern Australia Development Office
    • Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment
  • Strategic Infrastructure and Projects
  • Strategic Services.

The department has one minister, one CEO and operates in more than six locations in the Northern Territory.

Annual reports

Department of Business annual report 2015-16 (2.0 mb)

Department of Business annual report 2014-15 (30.0 mb)

Department of Business annual report 2013-14 (18.7 mb)

To access previous annual reports email dbti.agreements@nt.gov.au or phone (08) 8999 1803.

Our Minister

Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Our management 

Michael Tennant, CEO

Sibylle Brautigam, Deputy CEO

Jason Howe, Executive Director, Business and Innovation NT

Catherine White, Executive Director, Workforce NT

Vacant, Executive Director, Procurement NT

Luke Bowen, General Manager, Northern Australia Development and Trade

Jason Schoolmeester, Executive Director, Northern Australia Development Office

Scott Wauchope, Executive Director, Office of Asian Engagement, Trade and Investment

Anne Tan, General Manager, Strategic Infrastructure and Projects

Gail Humble, Executive Director, Strategic Services

Lisa Strohfeldt, Chief Financial Officer

Last updated: 18 September 2017