Our Team

Baptist Care NT exists to express God's love and we aim to do this by meeting people's needs, whether they be social, emotional, physical or spiritual. We provide a range of services including direct food support for struggling individuals and families, programs to encourage self-sufficiency and community development, and advocacy assistance. This is achieved in partnership with the churches where possible, and the wider community where appropriate.

Team Members

  • Hon. Peter Chandler Acting Chief Executive Officer

Peter manages the overall day to day operations including staff, stock logistics, volunteers and management. He has a wealth of experience from his time working in local government in many different roles. Peter is also a former NT Government Minister.

  • Maya (Nandini) Pillai - Finance Officer

Maya currently handles accounts payable and accounts receivable work for both Food Bank NT and Baptist Care NT. Maya has been working in the not-for-profit sector for almost 10 years after completing her post-graduate in Finance.

  • Rod AliviaFood For Life Manager

Rod manages the operations at Food for Life and the implementation of mobile pantry in a Citi-bus. Rod has 9 years experience with Compassion International where he managed 12 projects in social and community development. He has a Bachelor of Science.

  • Paul WyattSchools, Marketing and Events

Paul has been working in the not-for-profit sector in Darwin for over 25 years. Paul coordinates remote and regional affiliate sales and the FBNT Top End Schools Program and is working on the re-implementation of the School Breakfast Program in the Top End. With support from his colleagues, Paul also oversees all FBNT events, food-raising and fundraising opportunities, he also coordinates FBNT social media, publications, student volunteering and our schools excursions programs. 

  • Mark Robertson  Warehouse Manager

Mark manages the overall warehouse operations including in and out stock logistics, management of warehouse volunteers and overall day to day workings of the warehouse including food rescue. 

  • Trevor Dugdell Warehouse Assistant

Trevor assists in food warehousing, volunteer management and general assistance with day to day running of the warehouse. Trevor has had 15 years retail experience and 8 year’s experience in serving the community service sector. 

  • Jemima Bishop Administration Manager

Jemima provides front office support and delights in being the customer liaison between organisations, clients and volunteers. Covid safety officer. 

  • Peter Hendry Warehouse Assistant

Paul has been working in the not-for-profit sector in Darwin for over 25 years. Paul coordinates the Schools Program, Foodbank marketing and social media and coordinates all events and fundraising opportunities. Paul also coordinates the student volunteer and youth ambassador programs. 

  • Sophia Gan  Schools and Community Engagement Officer

Sophia studied a Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies at Charles Darwin University. she had completed her placement at Foodbank in 2020. After completing her studies, she continued to work at Foodbank. Sophia assists the C&CR manager with Administration, Reginal and Remote communities and School Relations Engagement, social media and marketing, and school breakfast program development.

  • Bev Porter  Volunteer Coordinator & Finance Assistant

Bev communicates with prospective and active volunteers and organisations wishing to send volunteers to work at Foodbank NT. She meets and greets volunteers, conducts induction sessions, checks on the wellbeing of volunteers and generally ensures volunteers are happy in and suited to their role. She also assists the Finance Officer, Administration Officer and the rest of the Foodbank team with a variety of tasks from accounting to food packing and sorting in the warehouse. 

  • Haleema Dauth Cleaner

Haleema makes sure that the office and facilities are cleaned, properly, at least once a week. She also continues to volunteer when she finishes her work for the day, helping with food rescue