CEO & Directors
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.
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.