The CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) has appointed Sally Leigo as Northern Territory Project Manager.

Sally commenced in November and is based in the Northern Australia Development Office industry hub in Darwin.

Sally is well known and respected in the Northern Territory following 13 years managing research and extension projects for the beef industry of Northern Australia.

Before joining the CRCNA Sally spent six years at the CRC for Remote Economic Participation as a Research Leader for the Precision Pastoral Management Tools project, experience that will prove invaluable in her new role.

The Project Managers play a key role building relationships with CRCNA project partners – researchers, industry leaders and government departments – to broker new projects and manage funded projects.

“Sally’s commencement with the CRCNA coincided with the closure of our first call for expressions of interest,” said CEO Jed Matz.

“It is an exciting time to join the CRCNA and Sally will be instrumental in brokering the first round of projects in the Northern Territory.

“Sally hit the ground running and has already proven herself a valuable member of the team,” he said.

“I’m excited about the opportunity that the CRCNA brings to Northern Australia and the benefits that will be delivered to the people, businesses and industries over the coming years through the research and development projects that we undertake,” said Sally.

I’m looking forward to meeting and working with a great range of people who share a similar goal in developing northern Australia”, she said.

Sally is also developing the CRCNA’s education program and providing support in Western Australia until Catherine Marriott the CRCNA’s WA project manager starts in January.

The CRCNA is currently negotiating the first round of projects and as contracts are finalised the successful projects will be announced publicly and included on the CRCNA website.

Media Contact: Jed Matz, Chief Executive Officer – (07) 4401 5035