Our Team

Our Team

RDA NT has three staff, equating to two full-time positions. While RDA NT operates out of an office in Darwin, a senior Project Officer is based in Alice Springs to ensure good regional coverage in respect to stakeholder liaison and project support.

Kate Peake

Chief Executive Office
Deirdre O’Sullivan

Deirdre is a dedicated leader committed to the sustainable development of regional communities in the Northern Territory. With a focus on innovation, embracing diversity, and building strong partnerships, she brings more than 10 years of experience in accounting, strategic planning, and business process improvement. A member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Deirdre also holds a graduate certificate in business administration and management from the Australian Institute of Management.

Prior to joining RDA NT, Deirdre held executive roles at West Arnhem Regional Council and Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation. She has also served as a board member of Jabiru Kabolkmakmen Ltd, a local Indigenous enterprise that supports the social and economic development of Jabiru.

Central Australia Project Officer
Robin Gregory

Robin has lived in the Territory for over 20 years. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, including for Indigenous non-profits, mostly in regional and remote areas of the NT and WA. She has also run her own consultancy business. Robin has a strong professional background in heritage research, conservation and management planning. She has also undertaken social research regarding transitional housing and homelessness and has a rare and invaluable overview of the shortfalls in remote telecommunications services.

Robin commenced with RDA NT in 2014. She brings to RDA NT considerable experience in project facilitation and management, provision of grant advice and assistance, and connecting people and organisations across Central Australia.


Top End Project Officer (Part Time)
Jacqueline Watsford

Jacqueline relocated to Darwin from Sydney in 2018. Prior to joining the RDA NT team, Jacqueline held positions within the sport administration landscape, namely with the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust and the Commonwealth Games, and brings extensive experience in the facilitation of major events and project management.

Jacqueline is passionate about working on projects that deliver positive outcomes for people and communities. She volunteers for and contributes to a variety of charity organisations including the delivery of mental health awareness and events in collaboration with Beyond Blue.