CEO & Directors

CEO Robert Jennings

Robert Jen­nings — Chief Exec­u­tive Officer

Robert is the CEO of Alice Springs Town Coun­cil and pri­or to this was the CEO of Kather­ine Town Coun­cil for four and a half years. He has served as an exec­u­tive offi­cer in local gov­ern­ment across three states and ter­ri­to­ries and is a mem­ber of the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Plan­ning Com­mis­sion. Pri­or to this time, Robert worked in the pri­vate sec­tor for a nation­al sus­tain­able devel­op­ment com­pa­ny and as a Reg­is­tered Architect. 

Robert is also a mem­ber of Region­al Devel­op­ment Aus­tralia NT, is edu­cat­ed as an archi­tect and econ­o­mist and has an exten­sive inter­na­tion­al back­ground. He has a per­son­al com­mit­ment to integri­ty, excel­lence, inno­va­tion and ser­vice to the Coun­cil and to the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty and its region.

Robert has over twen­ty two years’ expe­ri­ence across a wide range of fields includ­ing gov­ern­ment, infra­struc­ture, project man­age­ment, sus­tain­abil­i­ty and alter­na­tive ener­gy, emer­gency man­age­ment, land devel­op­ment, urban plan­ning and archi­tec­ture, con­struc­tion and com­mu­ni­ty and eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment. Robert spe­cialis­es in the devel­op­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of shared strate­gic plans, enrich­ing rela­tion­ships and the deliv­ery of diverse and com­plex projects.

Director Sabine Taylor

Sabine Tay­lor — Direc­tor Cor­po­rate Services

Before com­menc­ing at Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, Sabine pre­vi­ous­ly held exec­u­tive lead­er­ship posi­tions with­in the pri­vate sec­tor. Her vast and rel­e­vant expe­ri­ence includes strat­e­gy devel­op­ment and deliv­ery with­in high­ly reg­u­lat­ed envi­ron­ments, report­ing to gov­ern­ment and statu­to­ry author­i­ties, advo­ca­cy on behalf of mem­bers, legal and con­trac­tu­al focus, board expe­ri­ence and high lev­el stake­hold­er engage­ment. She has lead large teams, man­aged pub­lic funds and has an exten­sive back­ground in cor­po­rate services.

In her most recent role she was respon­si­ble for Australia’s largest cor­po­rate super­an­nu­a­tion fund with approx­i­mate­ly 95,000 mem­bers and over $20 bil­lion in funds under man­age­ment. She has expe­ri­ence in lead­ing trans­for­ma­tion­al change and tak­ing teams on the jour­ney, work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly and ensur­ing change for the right reasons.

Sabine’s strong back­ground in cor­po­rate ser­vices includes exec­u­tive lead­er­ship roles at Com­mon­wealth Bank Aus­tralia, UniSu­per, AMP and MLC for exam­ple. As well as pre­vi­ous roles such as Chair­man of the Board for NRMA Employ­ees Cred­it Union, Direc­tor Crime Stop­pers NSW and Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer at RISQ Group.

Nicole Bat­tle — Direc­tor Com­mu­ni­ty Development

Nicole comes to Coun­cil from her most recent role as Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Neigh­bour­hood Hous­es Vic­to­ria. Pri­or to this, Nicole spent over twelve years work­ing across var­i­ous local gov­ern­ments includ­ing Wyn­d­ham City, Hob­sons Bay and Moonee Val­ley City Coun­cils, hold­ing senior roles in Youth Ser­vices, Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions & Mar­ket­ing and Governance. 

With an under­grad­u­ate degree in Social Work, Nicole has also held a num­ber of roles with­in the not-for-prof­it sec­tor, with a strong focus on com­mu­ni­ty sup­port and devel­op­ment, and has exten­sive expe­ri­ence work­ing along­side refugees, asy­lum seek­ers and sur­vivors of gen­der-based violence. 

In addi­tion, Nicole holds a master’s degree in Pub­lic Pol­i­cy & Man­age­ment and is cur­rent­ly under­tak­ing a PhD in com­mu­ni­ty gov­er­nance. Nicole is com­mit­ted to the empow­er­ment of local peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties and to ensur­ing that all res­i­dents have access to the pro­grams and ser­vices required to cre­ate a pre­ferred future for them­selves and their families.

Joel Andrew — Direc­tor Tech­ni­cal Services