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Northern Territory Regional Committee Announced

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In March 2017 the Northern Territory Advisory Committee elected 5 new members and appointed a new NT Member Liaison. The role of a Regional Advisory Committee is to reflect and amplify the strategic direction of AIM within the Northern Territory. The Regional Advisory Committee works in an advisory capacity with AIM, to operationalise initiatives in that region and grow regional Membership and engagement.

Introducing the newest committee members to the Northern Territory Committee members:

Liza Metcalfe AFAIM

Liza Metcalfe is a highly skilled HR generalist and events management specialist with numerous years of experience in the community services industry.

With an accounting and HR background Liza has had extensive experience in leadership and people management, fundraising, marketing and promotions, financial, WHS, technology, quality assurance and risk management.

Liza has a flair for creativity and has a strong commitment to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation by creating an environment of respect, involvement and connection and where people are empowered to positively contribute to the organisation’s success.

Liza was awarded 2015 AIM Excellence NT Not-For-Profit Manager of the Year and 2016 AHRI HR Diversity Champion Award Finalist. She is an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Certified Member of the Australian HR Institute.

John R Japp AIMM

After completing an apprenticeship in Fitting and Machining John proceeded to sea as an Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy for 14 years sailing internationally and on the Australian coast. He left the sea with a First Class Certificate of Competency as Chief Engineer and took up the position of Senior Lecturer Engineering (Head of Department) at the Papua New Guinea Maritime College in Madang.

After 17 years in this role and as Project Manager on two major AusAID projects at the College he returned to Australia with his family. John is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council, holds a Bachelor of Business Degree (Majors in HR Management), Master of Education Degree (Post Compulsory Specialisation) and is a strong supporter of “life long learning”.

John spent eight years in two Cape York Indigenous communities as Council CEO and now four years with East Arnhem Regional Council in the Northern Territory.

John’s focus is on expanding and improving the services for the nine Communities within East Arnhem, which statistics from the 2011 census identified as being the sixth most disadvantaged Local Government Area in Australia.

He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Nhulunbuy and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow in 2000. He was also presented by the then Governor General, Sir Silas Atopare, with the PNG Silver Jubilee Medal in 2000.

Tony Burns FAIM

“An achiever with a heart of gold, Tony Burns brightens the lives of everyone he meets.

At a young age Tony’s parents instilled in him the mantra that giving back is the best reward in life. Taking their advice, Tony dedicates his time to making life easier for others.

Tony has raised more than $600,000 for local Charities and Currently CEO of HPA (Helping People Achieve), Tony is the leading force in providing training and work experience and inspiration to people who are physically and intellectually challenged.

With a zest for life, Tony’s infectious passion inspires all people he meets.

Tricia Winyard AIMM

Tricia has been a member of AIM for 15 years and has worked in management and leadership roles across a broad spectrum of industries including: Resources, Construction, Education, Defence, Local Government, Youth Detention Indigenous Employment and Community Services. She moved to Darwin in July 2016 and is keen to be involved with the local community.

Tricia is a high performance and results oriented Safety and Training Manager with a track record of success in consistently driving sustainability and significant improvements in her work environment. Some of her qualifications include Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Management, Quality Auditing, Government, Human Resources Management and Training and Assessment. Her current position as a Safety Advisor has her providing services to remote aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land, Local Government in Katherine and other project based activities all over the NT.

Tricia has also held positions on the Safety Institute of Australia WA Executive Committee and Women in Mining WA Committee. Tricia has lived and worked in Queensland, Canberra, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Her passion for people is evident in everything that she does, whilst her integrity and authenticity gains her respect and the confidence of those she interacts with. Tricia is a humanist who is generous in sharing her experiences and time with those around her, especially advocating for women and encouraging them to create their own opportunities.

Tricia is a volunteer with the NT Emergency Services and also enjoys paddling in Dragon Boats

Purdey Eades AIMM

Purdey is a Northern Territory local, raised in Katherine and residing in Darwin for the past 17 years. Purdey has a wealth of experience in the not for profit sector working in a range of Learning & Development and leadership roles for organisations including the YMCA, Mission Australia, Training Advisory Councils & the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory. For the last 3 years Purdey has been the Learning & Development Coordinator for Territory Generation however is currently on leave enjoying her new role of Mum.

Purdey has held a number of board positions over the last 10 years including board member & President of the YMCA of the Top End, and is currently in her second term as a director of YMCA Australia.

Purdey holds qualifications in Training, Career Advice, Business Administration and Nuero Linguistic Programming.

Purdey was a finalist in the 2016 AIM Awards Emerging Leader Category and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management

Lisa Hewlett CMgr FCMI, FAIM

NT Member Liaison

Having over 20 years management experience Lisa is a highly capable Leader demonstrating passion and enthusiasm for all she does in her work, and personal life. Demonstrating a strong ability to manage and develop others in pursuit of stretching team objectives, and major on first class customer service at all times. Lisa recognises potential and develops staff through encouragement and reward, creates the environment for people to achieve their personal best for their own development and the benefit of the organisation. Lisa is a team worker leading by example and reminding people of the values of the team, everyone dependent on all working together.

Currently working for The Fred Hollows Foundation as Assistant Manager – Operations & Finance for the Indigenous Australia Program and Managing Director of her own Motorcycle Training School (The Top End Motorcycle Skills Trainer) delivering training from Learner through to Advanced.

Lisa is lucky she gets to combine her passion of motorcycles with her leadership and management experience, which she says are not so different, they both require commitment, skill, trust, patience and collaboration.

Achievements: 2014 Winner “Manager of the Year – Northern Territory” AIM

2014 Winner “Achievement Award” – REINT