Board of Directors

Mr Sean Bowden - Chairman

  • Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)
  • Partner, Bowden McCormack Lawyers & Advisers
  • Former player Richmond Football Club (FC), Port Melbourne FC, Rovers FC (Alice Springs)
  • VFA Representative player 1994, 1995
  • Premiership Coach, Rovers FC, CAFL, 1996
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Mrs Dianne Borella

  • Master of Public Health
  • Diploma of Social Science and Management
  • Company Director – Dianne Borella Consultancy Pty Ltd.
  • Accredited Trainer – Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid
  • Cert IV Mentoring Diverse Groups
  • Life Member Nightcliff Football Club
  • Past President Rotary Club of Darwin Sunrise
  • Recipient of Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • Recipient of Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow Award
  • NT Thunder Football Club Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Long Term Employee – Australian Public Service with experience in Education, Employment, Training, Youth Affairs, Aboriginal Health, Law & Order
  • Member of well-respected local sporting family
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Mr Ross Coburn

  • Bachelor of Business-Accounting (ASCPA)
  • Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)
  • Australian Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA)
  • Executive Management – 17 years
  • 2011 AIM Not for Profit Manager of the Year NT & South Australia (SA)
  • Company Director/Secretary – 16 years
  • Board Memberships – various 25 years
  • Auskick Coach – 7 years
  • AFLNT Board Member since 2002, Chairman since 2012
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Ms Kathleen Cole

  • Bachelor of Business – Major Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma of Public Health – Indigenous Health
  • Masters of Community Management
  • Fellow of Australian Certified Accountants
  • CEO of Cancer Council NT
  • Executive Management within NT 15 years
  • Member of Waratahs Football Club 12 years
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Mr Andrew Dillon

  • Director AFL Sports Ready
  • Director Champion Data Holding Pty Ltd
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws
  • Former in-house Counsel of Village Roadshow Limited
  • AFL General Manager Community and State Football / General Counsel
  • Chairman AFL’s List Establishment Sub-Committee for Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney entry rules
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Ms Colleen Gwynne

  • Northern Territory Children’s Commissioner
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Education
  • Former Coach and player in the NTFL
  • Assistant Coach to the inaugural Adelaide Crows Women’s Team
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Mr Lincoln Jenkin

  • Regional Manager of Carlton & United Breweries NT
  • NT resident for 38 years, 10 of those in Alice Springs
  • Inaugural member and former Chairman, Northern Territory FC
  • Board Membership – 9 years
  • Has a strong NT football background having played in Central Australia (Federal FC and Wests FC) and Darwin (Wanderers FC and Banks FC) competitions
  • Served on a variety of FC committees and coached at several levels, including premiership teams
  • Has been involved with NT Masters AFL
  • Is a lifelong Essendon Bombers supporter
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Mr Edward (Ted) Liddy

  • Highly respected Indigenous player of  272 NTFL games (St Mary's Football Club)
  • NTFL Premiership player 13 times 
  • Played with Morningside FC (QLD) West Adelaide FC (SA)
  • Coach of St Mary's FC – two seasons
  • Life Member St Mary's FC and NTFL
  • Won Club Best and Fairest award in QAFL (Morningside) & NTFL (St Mary's)
  • Approximately 25 years’ service as an Aviation Fire Fighter with Air Services Australia
  • AFLNT Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee
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Mr David Ross

  • Director Central Land Council – 25 years
  • Chairman Indigenous Land Corporation – 4 years
  • Commissioner, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission – 4 years
  • Committee Member Alice Springs Regional Council, (ATSIC) – 3 years
  • Former Board Member, Imparja Television
  • Former Member, Aboriginal Advisory Group, South Australian Museum
  • Current Member, CAAC
  • Current Board Member, Cenrcorp Pty Ltd
  • Current Board Member, Centrefarm Pty Ltd
  • Current Chairman, Anangu Communities Foundation

Mr Thomas Wilcox

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB); Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
  • General Counsel & Company Secretary – CSG Limited
  • In house legal practice (Melbourne, London, Darwin) – 8 years
  • Private legal practice (Melbourne and London) – 8 years
  • Former co-captain, premiership player and Executive Committee member with Melbourne University Blues FC (VAFA A Section)
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