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Independent Audit Committee

Dr. David Richie - Chair

David has worked in the Northern Territory since 1981. David's academic background is anthropology and, in that capacity, he worked for the Sacred Sites Authority (1981-1989) and NLC on land claims (1980 and 1983) and also as Chair of the NLC Wagait Traditional Owner's Dispute Committee (1993-1995). For more than 20 years he held the position of chief executive: most recently, the Department of Lands and Planning and Northern Territory Land Development Corporation (2009-2012). David was also the first Chief executive of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (1990-2003). He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and served on the Ninti One Ltd Audit and Risk Management Committee (2010-2020). He currently Chairs the NT Planning Commission.

Roland Chin

Roland Chin is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of CPA Australia, and a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He joined the KPMG Darwin office in 1981 as a graduate and was admitted as a partner in 1995.  He has experience in insolvency, and audit and provided tax specialist advice to clients including government, not-for-profit and international corporations for over 40 years. Roland retired from KPMG in 2018 and has continued to practice as a tax agent and sits on several local audit committees and Boards. He was appointed to the Tiwi Land Council Independent Audit Committee in 2022.

Melissa Yates

Melissa, a respected Barrister at William Forster Chambers, brings a wealth of expertise in civil litigation, with a focus on construction and insolvency matters, as well as estate litigation and advice. With nearly two decades of legal experience, Melissa's background includes roles as a Solicitor at Ward Keller and De Silva Hebron. She is also actively engaged in academia, imparting knowledge to undergraduate law students and Indigenous pre-law students at Charles Darwin University. Combining her degrees in Accounting, Law, and Science (Biotechnology), Melissa possesses a unique skill set that enriches her contributions to various boards and local not-for-profit incorporated associations for over 25 years.

Stefanie Holland