Executive Staff

  • Steve Moore

    Chief Executive Officer

    Phone +61 08 89620076

    Email steve.moore@barkly.nt.gov.au

    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.

  • Troy Koch

    Director of Operations

    Phone +61 08 8962 0079

    Mobile 0459 957 938

    Email troy.koch@barkly.nt.gov.au

  • TBA

    Director of Corporate Services


  • Sharen Lake

    Director of Community Development

    Phone +61 08 8962 0025

    Email sharen.lake@barkly.nt.gov.au

    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.

  • Santosh Niraula

    Director of Infrastructure

    Phone +61 08 8962 0041

    Mobile 0448 091 827

    Email Santosh.Niraula@barkly.nt.gov.au

    Santosh has joined the Barkly Regional Council after living in Alice Springs for the last few years. Before this, his career has taken him all over the world.

    After graduating in 2006 from Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering he started out as a Mechanical Engineer in both Qatar and Nepal, then across the sea to Australia, to Alice Springs and finally here to the Barkly Regional Council.

    Santosh's career evolved into construction and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge from across the world to his role as Director of Infrastructure.