Executive Team

Chief Executive Officer - Ingrid Stonhill  


Ingrid Stonhill is Katherine Town Council’s first female Chief Executive Officer in its 44-year history for which, in 2023 she was awarded an honourable mention at the national 'Women In Local Government' awards.

Before joining Katherine Town Council, she worked for diverse not-for-profits where she led whole-of-business structural change and redesigned management processes to transform underperforming organisations into high-performing social enterprises that achieved a healthy surplus.

Ingrid advocates for community development and campaigns for economic development opportunities to make Katherine a great place to invest, work and live.

Director of Infrastructure and Environment

Are you interested in developing Australia's north? Are you intrigued by living and working in a frontier environment where you can make a real difference and enjoy an adventure?  Do you have a passion for delivering projects that will improve an outback town's livability and prospects while enjoying your weekends exploring some of Australia's most spectacular natural attractions? This opportunity is for you!

Contact our CEO, Ingrid Stonhill on Ingrid.stonhill@ktc.nt.gov.au

Director of Corporate Services - Avtar Singh


Avtar Singh brings over 15 years of experience to his role at Katherine Town Council. He has a background in financial management and corporate services and has worked in local government, not-for-profits, and commercial organisations in Victoria, New South Wales, and North America. Avtar holds a Master of Business Administration from Monash University and is a qualified member of CPA Australia. 

Avtar looks forward to making a contribution to the development of the Katherine region and at the local community level.





Director of Community Services - Rosemary Jennings


Rosemary oversees the delivery of community events, engagement, the visitor information centre, the public library, and regulatory services for Katherine Town Council.

Rosemary previously worked in the commercial construction industry, specialising in project administration and management. She is proficient in community consultation and advocacy and has helped inject millions into Katherine through community development projects.

Rosemary joined Council in 2013 in the administration team. During Rosemary’s time with Council she has performed responsibilities across all areas of corporate and community services including event management, human resources, rates administration, facility management and community engagement.

With an outwardly focused role, Rosemary’s key areas of attention are active and meaningful engagement with the community, to provide fit-for-purpose services, and continued community development.

Rosemary was born and raised in Katherine. She loves the laid-back nature of Katherine, the short commutes, and the ability to spend down time with family in some of the most unique natural locations in Australia.