NCCA Board

Alastair Shields (Chair)

Alistair Shields is Chair of the AustralAsia Railway Corporation, Chair of the Racing Commission (NT), and Chief Executive Officer of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation. He is the Northern Territory Government representative on the Joint Management Board for Kakadu National Park, and he also provides specialist consulting services to a number of the private sectors and Government Clients.

In the period 2013 to 2017, Alastair held a number of Chief Executive Officer roles for Northern Territory Government agencies, including the Department of Tourism and Culture (from its establishment in September 2016 until December 2017), the Department of Land Resource Management (from February 2015 until December 2016), the Department of Business (during 2014), and the Department of Children and Families (2013).

He is also a member of the board of the Darwin Entertainment Centre, and Darwin Community Legal Service, and is a member of the National Trust of Australia (NT), and was a former Deputy Chair of the Museum and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory.

Karen Brown (Public Officer)

Karen Brown is the principal of Karen Brown Fine Art, a commercial art gallery specialising in Aboriginal Art.

Rosaria Zarro (Secretary)


Fernanda Camara (Treasurer)

Fernanda Camara is the Director of Finance at Charles Darwin University and was formerly Chief Financial Officer at Jacana Energy, and Account Director at Deloitte. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors

Neville Pantazis

Neville Pantazis is a Director of Parap Fine Foods. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania and is a Board Member of the Darwin Entertainment Centre. He is a former gallery owner and has long been involved in promoting the visual arts in Darwin.

Wendy Garden

Assistant Director Access & Engagement at Library & Archives NT. Library & Archives NT University of Melbourne. Melbourne,