NLC Chief Executive Officer

Mrs Jessie Schaecken

Jessie Schaecken was appointed to the position of Interim CEO by the NLC’s Executive Council on March 15, 2024.

In her role as Interim CEO she supports the strategic direction of the NLC and oversees its operations to ensure goals are met for the betterment of Aboriginal people across the Top End.

Mrs Schaecken brings a diverse wealth of experience in local government and governance to the role, along with a strong commitment to the NLC’s values of respect, consultation, responsiveness, and social justice.

A mother of four residing in Noonamah, Mrs Schaecken is the former acting CEO of West Arnhem Regional Council. She has also worked at the City of Palmerston, Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, and held leadership positions in the superannuation sector.