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Shane Dexter is the Branch Manager – Business and Economic Policy at The National Indigenous Australians Agency based in the ACT. Shane was raised on the Gove peninsula in Northeast Arnhemland, and has thirteen years experience in the Northern Territory Public Sector prior to his current role.
Prior to his current position, Shane held various roles including Regional Director Palmerston and Tiwi Islands in the Department of the Chief Minister, and Director Office of the Chief Executive in the Department of Education.
Shane has led the design and delivery of major and complex projects and reforms in a range of different contexts, and has extensive experience in stakeholder engagement and emergency management. Recently, Shane led the taskforce established to design and implement the NT Department of Education’s response to COVID-19, ensuring continued learning for Territory students in a safe environment.
Shane holds undergraduate degrees in business and law, and postgraduate qualifications in law and public administration, including an Executive Master of Public Administration from ANZSOG. In 2020, Shane’s contributions to the public service and the education sector were acknowledged when he was awarded a Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Public Sector as well as an Educational Leadership Award from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders NT.
Shane Dexter graduated from the Executive Master of Public Administration in 2016 and is a member of ANZSOG’s Alumni Advisory Council.
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