CEO & Directors

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Joe McCabe — Act­ing Chief Exec­u­tive Officer

Fol­low­ing 10 years as the Chief Oper­at­ing Offi­cer and Act­ing Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer for 11 months at the City of Gold Coast dur­ing 2021 – 2022, Joe comes to Alice Springs Town Coun­cil as the inter­im CEO with exper­tise in Cor­po­rate Gov­er­nance, Strate­gic Plan­ning, Organ­i­sa­tion­al Effec­tive­ness, Gov­er­nance Frame­works and Risk Management.

Notably, Joe demon­strates a wealth of expe­ri­ence deal­ing with large bud­gets and port­fo­lios, and pos­sess­es an estab­lished pro­fi­cien­cy in the devel­op­ment, imple­men­ta­tion and deliv­ery of Coun­cil strate­gies, plans and models.

In addi­tion, Joe holds a Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness (Pub­lic Admin­is­tra­tion) from Queens­land Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, is a grad­u­ate and mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Insti­tute of Com­pa­ny Direc­tors, and a mem­ber of the Local Gov­ern­ment Man­agers Asso­ci­a­tion. Joe’s keen inter­est in per­son­al fit­ness is reflect­ed in his time spent as Trea­sur­er and Vol­un­teer Life­saver at Mer­maid Beach Surf Life Sav­ing Club and as a com­peti­tor in marathons.

Nao­mi Bren­nan — Act­ing Direc­tor Cor­po­rate Services

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

Joel com­menced with Alice Springs Town Coun­cil in mid-2022 after mov­ing to Alice Springs from New Zealand with his young fam­i­ly in 2019.

Joel brings with him expe­ri­ence in both gov­ern­ment and pri­vate prac­tice where he has held senior project roles for over 10 years. Before com­menc­ing with Alice Springs Town Coun­cil, Joel worked as the Branch Man­ag­er / Project Man­ag­er with McMa­hon Ser­vices Australia.

Joel holds a Mas­ters of Con­struc­tion in Project Man­age­ment and has expe­ri­ence in man­ag­ing com­plex projects of all shapes and sizes where he has gained sub­stan­tial knowl­edge in tech­ni­cal infra­struc­ture matters.