Lauren Heald

Lauren Heald - Manager Corporate Services

Lauren Heald is currently in the position of Manager of Corporate services at the Nhulunbuy Corporation. The Manager Corporate Services oversees financial functions and ensures compliance with statutory reporting requirements, taxation regulations and other company secretarial requirements.

Lauren has resided in Nhulunbuy since 2018 and wholeheartedly enjoys the lifestyle and community. Lauren has been with the Nhulunbuy Corporation since May 2022 and holds a Bachelor of Accounting, Cert IV in Bookkeeping & Accounting, Diploma of Financial Planning, Financial Literacy Education Certificate and is part way through her CPA Membership program. Lauren has worked in the Accounting and Finance Sector for 7 Years.

Heidi Yates

Manager Aviation Compliance - Heidi Yates

Heidi has over 15 years aviation experience in small regional/remote airports.

Heidi managed a small regional airport in South Australia before moving to Nhulunbuy to take up the position of Manager Aviation & Compliance at the Gove Airport in June 2021. While the past 2 years have provided some challenges, the Gove Airport continues to be run at best practice levels and the Airport team are proud of their safety and security record. Heidi stated: "We are a vibrant community out here in the Airport precinct, all of us working together to ensure a safe and secure facility for the travelling public. The Airport community provide a lifeline for our local community, with the many on-airport charter companies and our regular passenger transport providing passenger travel in and out of Gove as well as the all-too-critical health/medical care provided by Careflight and RFDS out of Gove Airport."

Tony Dell

Manager Strategic Infrastructure - Tony Dell

Tony has been in the role of Manager Strategic Infrastructure since mid-2021 and is responsible for overseeing the continued upkeep of Nhulunbuy’s Infrastructure in line with contractual obligations and budgets by utilising both our internal and external labour sources.

Tony has spent many years in project and management roles.  Tony has also spent two years supervising plumbing projects in mainland China.

Relocating from Darwin with his partner and pet dog, Tony enjoys the lifestyle, nature and close-knit community that Nhulunbuy has to offer.


Mike Rogers

Manager Community Development - Mike Rogers

Michael "Mikey" Rogers is the Manager Community Development for the Nhulunbuy Corporation.

In his seventh year at the Nhulunbuy Corporation, Mike's role consists of managing Community, Events, Facilities, Communication, Tourism, Heritage and the Youth Space. 

He is committed to the community, and very motivated to plan and facilitate exciting opportunities for the town of Nhulunbuy whilst being inclusive of the communities of Yirrkala and Gunyaŋara.

Mikey has an extensive background in community engagement and significant experience in event management. In 2021, he graduated with a Diploma of Events Management.

Mikey gains a lot of satisfaction out of seeing improvements across the community and will work to continue these and to meet the community, Town Board and Board of Director's expectations.