Sam Burke

Chief Executive Officer, AustralAsia Railway Corporation

Sam Burke is the Chief Executive Officer of the AustralAsia Railway Corporation and General Manager of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation. Sam was raised and educated in the Territory and is passionate about business growth, major projects and tourism development. Previous roles include as a commercial and litigation lawyer, prosecutor with the Northern Territory Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministerial advisor and Chief of Staff, and Executive Director of Northern Territory Major Projects.

The Australasia Railway Corporation is responsible for the Tarcoola to Darwin railway corridor and oversight of rail operator One Rail Australia.

The Darwin Waterfront Precinct is a landmark tourism and residential development which enjoys an average 1.2 million visits every year. Sam’s role with the Corporation has broad responsibilities, including as Project Administrator for the Darwin Convention Centre PPP and management of the Stokes Hill Wharf.