The Northern Australian Conference has a new secretary/treasurer, with Natalie Scott accepting the call to join the team in Townsville (Qld) in late January 2018.
Ms Scott, who comes from Darwin (NT), said she is extremely humbled to have been called to the role. “The call came as a complete surprise—it was not at all where I thought my life was heading, but that’s how God works sometimes,” she said.“I am excited to be stepping out in faith to serve Him and really looking forward to working with the team in Northern Australia.”
Rob Ellison is leaving the role to take up a couple of positions in the South Queensland Conference: finance manager for Gold Coast Christian College and special projects officer for the Conference.
Ms Scott brings with her a strong background in governance and financial management. She began her accounting career as a graduate from Avondale College of Higher Education (NSW) with an international professional services firm where she trained in audit and assurance. Her experience was diverse, working with a wide range of clients.
She then went on to join the Northern Territory Government, where she has held a number of senior roles. She will be leaving her position as principal auditor at the Northern Territory Auditor-General’s Office, where she has been working for more than five years. Ms Scott is a Fellow of CPA Australia and has been deputy president of the Northern Territory Branch Council for the past four years.
Outside of work her interests include travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family. Passionate about serving and helping others, Ms Scott has also been involved in a variety of community service activities over the years, including: STORMCos; doorknock appeals and fundraising; a fly’n’build to Santo, Vanuatu; and more recently a “drive and maintain” trip to Katherine (NT).
An active member of her local church, Ms Scott has held various roles and is regularly involved in mentoring and leadership.