The Carpentaria Board consists of up to eight elected members:
Peter joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in December 2015 and the Board of Carpentaria Disability Ltd in 2018. He is the Chair of the Building and Capital Works Sub Committee. Peter is a senior professional with more than 25 years experience in executive leadership roles in government, mining and resource-related industries. He has managed his own consulting business and has been responsible for sponsoring and delivering business optimisation programs and providing strategic advice for clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Chile, Brazil and Russia.
Peter has qualifications in civil engineering, business management and exporting and is a member of various professional institutions, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. He has a record of leadership and board membership in community organisations such as the Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce, Surf Lifesaving Australia and The Lord’s Taverners NT.
Grant Lindsay was appointed to the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2005, and President from 2008-13. He then joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. Grant has a passionate interest in person-centred support services that respect individual choice and need and assist each individual to develop their capacity so that they can participate in, contribute to and be effective members of our community.
Grant is currently self-employed as a management consultant. He is also the president of the Down Syndrome Association of the Northern Territory and a member of the Down Syndrome Australia Board since its inception. Grant worked in the non-government education sector for 14 years, previously he had a similar role in a health research institute, following 25 years in the Australian Regular Army. He is married with two children and is a long term Rotarian and rugby fan.
Company Secretary (interim)
Steven joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2017 and the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. He is an experienced Board Director and an Australian Institute of Company Directors graduate with strong strategic, financial and corporate governance skills. Steven has tertiary qualifications in engineering and a Masters in Organisation Dynamics. He is a water industry specialist with 35 years experience across multiple public, private and Council water entities.
Nikki joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2017 and the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. She is currently the Director of Oral Health Services for the NT Government and is the national representative on the Dental Directors Group. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management and a Diploma in Frontline Management and brings strong leadership and management experience to the Carpentaria Board.
Nicole joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2020. She is a long term Territorian and a career public servant who has worked across a number of portfolios, holding executive leadership roles in human and social services agencies. She has a keen interest in strategic policy, organisational and workforce development and resource management. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, a Master of Arts in Public Sector Leadership; is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has completed the Australia and New Zealand School of Governments Executive Fellows Program.
Steve joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Inc in 2005 as Deputy Chair and joined the Board of Carpentaria Disability Services Ltd in 2018. He is also the CEO of Carers NT, a not-for-profit community based organisation dedicated to improving the lives of family carers living in the Northern Territory. Steve is a Social Worker by profession and has a long involvement in services for people with a disability and their families.
Steve has worked in both the public and private sector, primarily in the disability and rehabilitation areas, has a strong commitment to social justice and extensive experience in advocacy. He has held several positions on community, state and national working groups, committees and boards including NDS Northern Territory, Carpentaria, the Chief Minister’s NGO Advisory Council and Moil School Council. He was also appointed to the National Disability and Carers Advisory Council.
Carpentaria’s patron is Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AO, Administrator of the Northern Territory.
Her Honour was sworn in as the 22nd Administrator of the Northern Territory on 31 October 2017. Prior to her appointment as Administrator of the Northern Territory, Her Honour was the Chief Executive Officer of Somerville Community Services, a non-government, not for profit, youth, family and community welfare organisation.