Chief Executive Officer
Phone +61 08 89620076
Steve previously held the position of CEO for Outback Stores, a Commonwealth owned company providing store management services to remote community stores, roadhouses and regional supermarkets. After completing five years service, he decided to make the move to local government where his skills and experience can be used to improve services and infrastructure in the Barkly region.
Phone +61 08 8962 0079
Mark Parsons worked in NSW as a plumber for 24 years before moving to the Northern Territory in 2013 to work on the bores at Arlparra for the Barkly Regional Council. During his time working in Arlparra Mark was given multiple opportunities to step in as Acting Community Coordinator for the area.
In late 2014 he became Community Coordinator in Ali Curung before being made full-time Area Manager of Ali Curung and Wutunugurra. He was recently promoted to the position of Director Operations, where he liaises directly with Area Managers for each Barkly community. He brings to the role a wealth of community experience and problem solving abilities.
Director of Corporate Services
Damian has arrived in Tennant Creek just this week.
Director of Infrastructure
Phone +61 08 8962 0041
After completing a BSc Civil Engineering in Scotland through a British Government scholarship, Elai returned to his native Fiji in 1983 and worked for the Public Works Department in water and waste water as an operations engineer until the coup of 1987.
In 2002, Elai received his first taste of remote outback work experience working for Ngaanyatjarra Aboriginal Council based in Alice Springs. He was involved in the planning and execution of the council’s essential services program under the remote area essential services (RAES) programme.
Elai joined Barkly Regional Council in April 2015 as the Facilities Manager and then in February 2016 as the Project and Facilities Manager. Appointed as Director Infrastructure in September 2016, he brings to Council a unique set of engineering skills based on remote power, water and wastewater operations, construction, project management, quality assurance and risk management. He is currently enrolled in a Masters of Engineering Management programme.