Our people

The AEU NT Branch Executive is the main governing body for the union outside of the annual conference. All of its members are elected and the overwhelming majority are full-time teachers and educators working in schools and other educational institutions.

Elected officials and staff

Full-Time Officers

The President and Secretary are full-time elected officers who manage the day-to-day affairs of the Branch. They are assisted by a team of admin and organising staff. 

Branch Executive

The Branch Executive is responsible for the strategic and financial management of the Branch between annual Conferences. All positions are elected and apart from the President and Secretary, all members of the Executive typically serve in an honorary capacity.

  • Branch President - Jarvis Ryan, full-time officer
  • Branch Secretary - Adam Lampe, full-time officer
  • Vice-President (General) - Stephen Pelizzo, Borroloola School
  • Vice-President (TAFE) - Delean Holtze, Batchelor Institute
  • Treasurer - Julie Danvers, Casuarina Senior College
  • Women's Officer - Alyson Kavanagh, AEU NT office
  • Indigenous Councillor - Cassandra Brown, Ramingining School
  • Alice Springs Regional Councillor - Gillian Furniss, Centralian Senior College
  • Alice Springs Regional Councillor - Ken Guest, Acacia Hill School
  • Arnhem Regional Councillor - Michael Stimpson, Nhulunbuy Primary School
  • Arnhem Regional Councillor - Daniel Yore, Yirrkala School
  • Barkly Regional Councillor - Michelle Ayres, Arlparra School
  • Darwin Regional Councillor - Bruce Cameron, Darwin High School/NTSDE
  • Darwin Regional Councillor - Deb Lamb, Nightcliff Middle School
  • Darwin Regional Councillor - Michael Pearson, Casuarina Senior College
  • Darwin Regional Councillor - Melissa Rabar, Nemarluk School
  • Katherine Regional Councillor - Candace Loane, Minyerri School
  • Katherine Regional Councillor - Rachel Jay, Katherine South Primary School
  • Palmerston and Rural Regional Councillor - Shanelle Lee, Palmerston College
  • Palmerston and Rural Regional Councillor - Rachael Metcalfe, Forrest Parade School
  • Palmerston and Rural Regional Councillor - TBA 

Support Staff

  • Special Projects Officer - Mick McCarthy
  • Administration Manager - Kelly Whitty
  • Organiser - Alyson Kavanagh
  • Project Officer - Melody O'Meara

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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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