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The Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing, Peter Styles has today announced that Ms Cindy Bravos has been appointed as the new Director General of Licencing effective October 1.

Ms Bravos was chosen from a strong field of local and national candidates following an Australia wide recruitment campaign and a rigorous selection process.

“She is a highly impressive local talent known for her collaborative leadership style and for building high performance teams,” Mr Styles said. 

“Ms Bravos has lived and worked in the Northern Territory for the past 18 years and is a former Commissioner of the NT Licensing Commission.  

“She brings extensive experience as a senior public sector leader having served with both the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Public Services in a number of roles since 1987.

“Her previous roles include Director of Investigations with the Office of the Ombudsman of the Northern Territory; Assistant Director, Fraud Investigation and Recovery with the Inspector General Division of the Department of Defence; and Director, Practice Integrity and Complaints Management Division with the Department of Children and Families.

“Most recently, Ms Bravos has specialised in undertaking an international engagement and capacity building role with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and representing Australia in formulating and developing strategic action plans to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities in the South East Asia and Pacific regions.”

Ms Bravos holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and is admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in International Relations, a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Change Management and a Graduate Diploma in Languages (Indonesian).   

“I look forward to working with Ms Bravos in progressing gambling and licensing reforms to cut red tape and simplify processes for licensees whilst ensuring that the unique lifestyle of our Northern Territory community operates in a safe, responsible and regulated environment,” Minister Styles said.

The Director General Licensing NT is responsible for providing strategic leadership and policy direction for the administration and regulation of the liquor, racing and gaming industries, business licensing for regulated occupations such as electricians and plumbers and the coordination of a whole of a government approach to alcohol management. 




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