Executive Staff

  • Emma Bradbury

    Chief Executive Officer

    Phone 08 8962 0076

    Email emma.bradbury@barkly.nt.gov.au

    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.

  • Troy Koch

    Director of Operations

    Phone +61 08 8962 0079

    Mobile 0459 957 938

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

  • 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.

  • Sid Vashist

    Director of Corporate Services

    Phone 08 8962 0000

    Sid has recently joined the council as our Director of Corporate Services. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience around remote indigenous communities. Prior to joining the council, Sid was a business Development manager at Outback Stores and served as a councillor of the Barkly Regional Council from August 2017- August 2021. He did not run for re-election at the 2021 Local Government Elections.