Triservice management

David Rose
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David Rose
Chief of Staff, Office of the Commissioner and CEO

David joined Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services as the Agency’s director of media and corporate communication in 2015. A former print and broadcast journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in strategic communications, David’s career has encompassed a wide range of commercial and public sector organisations.

After leaving the BBC as a radio producer, David worked for the Royal Air Force in various public relations roles including in Cyprus, Central America and the Falkland Islands. He joined Northwest Airlines in 1990 as the company’s head of corporate communications for Europe, Africa and the Middle East before moving to Australia in 1995. David has undertaken senior media roles with state governments in New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria, as well as with the Commonwealth Government. David was Austrade’s senior corporate communications manager, and also general manager communications for the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport. He was elected a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia in 2012.

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Mick Willis
Executive Director Corporate Services

Michael (Mick) Willis took up the position of Executive Director Corporate Services in September 2015. He was previously the Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Chief Executive of the New South Wales Ambulance Service and has more than 15 years’ experience in delivering corporate services.

PFES Corporate Services meets its support objectives by providing a range of services, including the provision of budgetary and financial support and advice, building and maintaining facilities, fleet management, procurement of goods and services, warehousing of general stores and uniforms, provision of information technology, maintenance of communications and information management.

Mick holds a Masters in Emergency Management, Executive Masters in Public Administration, Bachelor of Health Science and Associate Diploma in Management.

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Des Carroll
Director Forensic Science Branch

Des Carroll commenced as Director of the Forensic Science Branch in October 2012. The Branch is a National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accredited laboratory responsible for the provision of Territory-wide forensic services across a range of disciplines and activities including crime scene, firearms examination, fingerprints, chemistry, biology, photography and exhibits liaison.

He has over 30 years’ experience in forensic science, covering a variety of specialist areas including crime scene, illicit drugs, evidence recovery, disaster victim recovery and biology. Before joining the tri-service, Des held a number of management roles at Forensic Science South Australia including Team Leader Evidence Recovery, Manager Biology and Assistant Director Operations.

Des has a Master of Forensic Science from Strathclyde University in Scotland, an Honours Bachelor of Science from Flinders University, a major in Botany from the University of Adelaide and a Diploma of Government Management.

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Sam Mitchell
Director, Logistic Operations
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Paul Kelly
Director Finance

Mr Kelly has 18 years’ experience working in various NTG agencies including the Departments of Transport and Works, Housing, Treasury and Police, Fire and Emergency Services.  Mr Kelly has a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management.

As Director Finance, Mr Kelly is required to develop the budget strategy and provide the Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer and other Police, Fire and Emergency Service Executives with expert financial advice in the areas of budget management, financial management and reporting and tax management.  The position has a major role in the development and oversight of agency corporate governance functions as they relate to the management of internal financial related controls.

Paul represents the agency on a range of high level steering committees such as the CrimTrac Chief Financial Officer Forum, a national law enforcement initiative, and working groups on whole of government initiatives. A career highlight has been the development of the NTPFES Closing the Gap initiatives as a result of the Northern Territory Emergency Response and the financial systems to record expenditure of police effort for Commonwealth reimbursement.

A current and ongoing priority is the management and co-ordination of changing financial management practices across the agency stemming from national and local reforms.

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Alan Wagner
Director Infrastructure and Procurement

Al commenced as Director Infrastructure and Procurement in June 2014 and is responsible for Capital Works, Minor New Works and Repairs and Maintenance associated with PFES assets, the Procurement Section and the Fleet Workshops.

Al has 28 years’ experience working in Government including technical and senior management roles in the Queensland Government Department of Public Works, asset owner for Queensland’s Department of Education and Training’s and led a Queensland Government Shared Services provider. Prior to joining NTPFES, Al worked in the NT’s Department of Infrastructure and Department of the Chief Minister in senior roles.

Al adopts a pragmatic outcome focused leadership style.

Al holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Master of Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Asset Management. Al is a Fellow of Engineers Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Project Management.

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John Weippert
Director, Information and Communications Technology

John Weippert is Director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with the Northern Territory Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES).

An experienced professional with 29 years in the ICT sector, he has held various senior roles across the NT Government's ICT environment, responsible for driving several key systems and projects. He has responsibility for many of the key business systems in use by the NTPFES, radar and breath analysis devices, the digital radio network, and ICT operations.

He has a high level of involvement at a national level with CrimTrac and other jurisdictions in the exchange of policing information. Prior to joining the NTPFES, he was Director of Information Services of the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he managed business applications, web management, infrastructure and external service provider delivery functions.

John has extensive experience in contract management and was previously responsible for managing whole-of-government mainframe applications and non-mainframe application development panel contracts. From an initial mainframe applications development background, his career has progressed through a mixture of project and business management positions, along the way developing strong business analysis and project management skills. He also spent close to 4 years delivering ICT services in Alice Springs.

As a previous NT Branch Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Director ACS Council, John has had extensive involvement in the NT ICT sector. Mr Weippert is married with three daughters and holds a Bachelor of Business (Computing), a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Master’s Level ACS Certification.