Membership of NTCAT
NTCAT has over 30 members who hear and decide cases.
NTCAT has three permanent members – Richard Bruxner, President; Andrew Macrides, Senior Member; and Mark O’Reilly, Member based in Alice Springs.
The President is responsible for the management and administration of the Tribunal.
The remaining members work on a sessional basis, meaning they are only engaged in connection with particular proceedings – for example, to conduct compulsory conferences and hearings.
NTCAT’s members are appointed for their specialist knowledge and qualifications from a diverse range of professional backgrounds. This is important to provide flexibility in the make-up of the tribunal when it is dealing with specialised areas, for example professional disciplinary matters.
All NTCAT members are expected to have:
- a high level of integrity
- sound judgement
- legal or other relevant skills
- a capacity to make fair decisions quickly.