Alastair Shields

Chief Executive Officer, Darwin Waterfront Corporation

As well as Chief Executive Officer of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation, Alastair Shields chairs both the AustralAsia Railway Corporation and the Racing Commission (NT) and is the NT Government representative on the Joint Management Board for Kakadu National Park. Alastair also provides specialist consulting services.

From 2013 to 2017, Alastair held a number of Chief Executive Officer roles for Northern Territory Government agencies, including the Department of Tourism and Culture (from its establishment in September 2016 until December 2017), the Department of Land Resource Management (February 2015 until December 2016), the Department of Business (during 2014) and the Department of Children and Families (2013).

Alastair was born and raised in Darwin and has more than 35 years of public sector experience in the Northern Territory, most of it at the Northern Territory Department of the Attorney General and Justice and its predecessors. He has been involved in commercial negotiations for many major projects, including the AustralAsia Railway, the Darwin City Waterfront redevelopment (including the Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre), the long-term lease of the East Arm Port and the Marine Supply Base.

Alastair has qualifications in law and accounting from Charles Darwin University and a Master in Public Administration from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). In 2007, Alastair was awarded Australian Government Lawyer of the Year by the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association.