Executive Staff

  • Emma Bradbury

    Chief Executive Officer

    Phone 08 8962 0000

    Emma Bradbury comes to the region from her recent role as the CEO of the Murray Darling Association for local government. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around working with all layers of government and bringing organisations together for outstanding results.

    Emma role as CEO is to oversee the Operations at Barkly Regional Council and ensures that issues that are brought to her attention are addressed in accordance with the relevant legislation.

  • Troy Koch

    Director of Operations

    Phone 08 8962 0000

    Troy comes to the Barkly from having worked in various remote communities in Arnhem Land. During his time with Barkly Regional Council, he has been based at Alpurrurulam as our Area Manager for 10 years, before being brought into Tennant Creek to fill as the Acting Director, before applying for the role of Director of Operations.

    Troy oversees our Area managers on our communities, as well as our municipal teams.

  • Sharen Lake

    Director of Community Development

    Phone 08 8962 0000

    Sharen returns to Council with over 10 years’ experience in Senior Management positions, and holds extensive experience in community capacity building and delivery of quality services.

    Born in Alice Springs and relocating to Tennant Creek over 25 years ago, she has a strong understanding and connection to the region.

    Sharen’s background includes working with Commonwealth and Local Governments, comprehensively within Indigenous Affairs and Community Services that improve the lives of community members and working closely with communities to make sure programs and services address these unique needs. She has experience and knowledge working in national reforms areas that include focus areas of; health and well-being, improving child and family health; supporting families and enhancing education; Her most recent role was working in the Non-Government Sector (NGO) as Regional Manager of Social Service Portfolios, giving her further experience in working within frameworks that strengthen individuals and communities.

    Sharen has undertaken training in Project Management, Community Engagement and Leadership.

    Sharen oversees our Community Development Team, encompassing Aged and Community Care, Sport and Rec, Community Safety (Formerly Night Patrol), Local Laws, Safe houses, and the Barkly Regional Deal team.

  • TBA

    Director of Corporate Services

  • TBA

    Director of Infrastructure