Team NT Executive
Honourable Clare Martin
Clare Martin was the first Labor Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) and its first female Chief Minister.
Clare led the Labor Party to victory in the NT in 2001 and then a second time in 2005.
Clare was Chief Minister for more than six years, from 2001 to 2007 and during that time held a number of ministerial portfolios, including Treasury, Major Projects, Tourism, Police, Arts and Indigenous Policy.
Clare was the member for Fannie Bay in the NT Parliament from 1995 to 2008.
Before politics, Clare spent almost two decades as an ABC journalist and broadcaster, working in radio and TV in Sydney, Canberra and Darwin.
Following politics, Clare was the Chief Executive of the Australian Council of Social Service, and then a Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, where she co-authored a book about Territory politics called Speak for Yourself.
Clare is currently the Chair of Territory Natural Resource Management, Chair of the Defence Reserves Support Council Northern Territory / Kimberley, Vice Chair of Northern Territory Cricket and a director of Browns Mart Arts.
Clare first came to Darwin in 1983. Her partner David Alderman is a barrister and she has two wonderful children, Jake and Chloe.
Paul Tyrrell AO
Paul Tyrrell is a civil engineer with a Batchelor of Economics and spent more than 30 years working for the NT Government and 19 years as a Chief Executive including the Department of the Chief Minister from 1999 to 2008.
Paul also concurrently held the position of Chief Executive of the joint South Australian / Northern Territory AustralAsian Railway Corporation which managed the delivery and negotiations with the private sector for the Adelaide to Darwin Railway. The project was completed in 2004.
During this time Paul also played a significant role and led negotiations for the government with the private sector in a number of major developments including:
- the Darwin Waterfront and the Convention Centre
- attracting Inpex to Darwin and finalising the Inpex Project Development Agreement.
Following retirement in 2008 Paul continued to hold the position of Chairman of the NT Gas Task Force, the AustralAsian Railway Corporation, the Darwin Waterfront Corporation and also held positions of Chairman of the Alan Walker Cancer Care Foundation and the Inaugural Chairman of the NT Thunder Football Club between 2008 and 2012.
During this time he also delivered for the government the following projects:
- the Alan Walker Cancer Centre (personally the most rewarding project)
- the Marine Supply Base - for the oil and gas industry.
Paul was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2009.
Paul enjoys a rare game of golf, surfing, walking and snow skiing.
Paul is married to Kaye (50 years this year) and they have three married sons, two of which live in Darwin and six very active grandchildren.
Dick arrived in the NT with his family in 1976 after having lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for over five years.
Dick has been involved in the construction industry for over 50 years. He commenced as General Manager with Sitzler Pty Ltd in 2012 following an 18 year career with Laing O’Rourke, including 16 years as Laing O’Rourke’s NT Manager. He has undertaken many different roles during his career, including management of a wide variety of projects, construction management of significant military installations and regional management of multinational organisations. On behalf of the Australian Government, Dick has also acted as Superintendent and Construction Manager on a number of important Defence projects. He retired from Sitzler Pty Ltd in August 2017.
Dick has a well-developed understanding of industry and in his corporate leadership roles he has had overall management responsibility for regional businesses, contractual negotiations and the delivery of numerous multi-million dollar high profile developments during the past 45 plus years.
Dick possesses well-developed interpersonal skills and a detailed understanding of time and budget management. He excels at building positive relationships with all stakeholders at all levels, and is able to motivate his team to achieve project milestones without compromise to either safety or quality. Highly organised and committed, Dick’s astute and forward-thinking management approach has underpinned the successful implementation of a number of high profile initiatives.
Dick maintains an active interest in the wider construction industry and through his exceptional communication skills and extensive knowledge has been invited onto, and serves on, various boards and industry bodies.
He currently holds the following positions:
- Director of Master Builders Australia (national)
- Chair of the Master Builders Fidelity Fund
- Director of the Industry Capability Network NT
- Board Member of NT Build
- Immediate Past President - MBA NT.
Some positions previously held:
- Member of the Work Health Advisory Council
- Member of the Workers Compensation Monitoring Committee
- Member / Chair Construction Training Board
- Chair Building Practitioners Board
- Council Member / Vice President / President MBA Northern Territory.
Dick is passionate about innovative construction solutions that provide value and represent improvements in the safety, quality and sustainability of projects.
He has a strong record of working collaboratively with his management team to deliver projects on time and within budget. Dick has a strong long term commitment to the NT and is an advocate for sustainable growth in the NT.
Dick’s sound industry knowledge and extensive networks make him a valuable participant. His highly-developed interpersonal and communication skills ensure that he is well liked and respected by team members, clients and other stakeholders. His considerable business, contractual and financial acumen, coupled with his positive outlook, helps to ensure a positive outcome on all major enterprises.