NAIF Board

The NAIF is governed by a Board of Directors with extensive experience and expertise in northern Australia across a range of sectors, including infrastructure, government, finance, construction and law.

Ms Tracey Hayes

Chair (Northern Territory)

Ms Tracey Hayes

Tracey Hayes is a senior leader in business and industry throughout Northern Australia working at a national and international level.

A long-term former Territory pastoralist and pilot, Tracey Hayes was the first female CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association and was tasked with leading the billion-dollar NT pastoral industry. Appointed by the Governor General, Tracey was a member of the Order of Australia Honours Council, Chair of a Government Statutory Authority and a founding board member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia.

Currently, Tracey is on the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute set up by the Australian Government to foster and broaden relationships between Australia and Indonesia, a member of the National Resilience and Recovery Agency advisory board and long-term proprietor of a Territory business.

Tracey is the facilitator of the Live Export Class Action resulting in a landmark precedent setting victory with compensation payable expected to be in the vicinity of $600million.

Tracey has a Global Executive Master of Business from the University of Sydney, a Territorian for almost 40 years and mother to four boys who are the 6th generation of Hayes’ to call the Territory home.

Mr Stephen Margetic

Director (Northern Territory)

Mr Stephen Margetic

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Mr Justin Mannolini

Director (Western Australia)

Mr Justin Mannolini

Mr Mannolini is a lawyer, company director and former investment banker with extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets transactions and corporate governance advice to public, private and government entities.

He has over 20 years of experience in the legal and financial sectors, including as an executive director of a major Australian investment bank, and is currently a partner in one of Australia’s largest independent law firms.

He also serves with a number of professional and community organisations, including as a member of the Law School Advisory Board at Curtin University and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Western Australia Museum Foundation.

Ms Kate George

Director (Western Australia)

Ms Kate George

Ms George has a legal background and has extensive experience working in the resources industry, regional and Indigenous business and infrastructure and asset management.

Her employment has been in the public (State and Commonwealth) and private sectors and includes policy development, consultancy work especially with the resources sector and community sector, housing development and planning roles in areas including Aboriginal justice, health, governance, training and employment and economic development including residential land development. Membership on Boards, committees and working groups has been across a number of sectors including those mentioned above.

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