The International Engagement team is the Northern Territory Government international diplomacy arm, supporting foreign arrangements and diplomatic interests.
The International Engagement team supports a range of agreements and partnerships with key foreign countries.
For assistance with international engagement contact:
Meet the team
Luis Da Rocha, General Manager Strategy and Policy
Luis Da Rocha is the General Manager, Strategy and Policy with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
With responsibility for driving the development and implementation of economic and regulatory policies and strategies to grow the Territory’s economic base Mr Da Rocha has close to 20 years experience in the Northern Territory Public Sector.
Mr Da Rocha has held leadership roles in infrastructure and economic development, as well as, strategic policy development.
His extensive experience in government policy development and implementation, and legislative and regulatory processes and reform have provided a breadth of experience in strategic leadership in implementing government objectives.
Prior to joining the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Luis was the Executive Director, Rangelands with the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security.
Mez Korbetis, Executive Director Strategic Engagement
Mez Korbetis is the Executive Director of Strategic Engagement with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
With responsibility for trade strategy, international engagement, programs and partnerships, and communications, Mrs Korbetis has more than 20 years experience with the Northern Territory Government having held leadership positions in communications, media, marketing and emergency management.
Prior to joining the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade, Mrs Korbetis has led a number of strategic engagement projects in both her previous roles with the Northern Territory Government, including Tourism NT, the former departments of Tourism, Sport and Culture and Business as well as local government in South Australia.
Her previous experience in corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement and crisis communications, have provided a breadth of experience in implementing strategic messaging and change management programs.
David Orr, Director International Engagement
David Orr is the Director of International Engagement, with the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
He leads a team responsible for the Northern Territory Government’s international engagements and partnerships with foreign partners. He joined the Northern Territory Government in 2023 having previously worked for Australia’s Department of Foreign and Trade as a career officer. Mr Orr has close to 20 years of experience in international affairs including aviation, trade, development and law.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies, Master of Aviation (Management), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and Diploma of International Air Law. He is fluent in Tetum.
Adam Robson, Manager International Engagement
Adam Robson is an international relations specialist with a passion for trade and investment.
Mr Robson is responsible for developing high level evidence-based policy analysis and strategic advice on international engagement, strategic, cultural, trade and investment policy issues. He also has carriage for coordinating inbound and outbound programs for international visits.
Prior to working with the Northern Territory Government, Adam worked as a legal advisor to an international law firm based in Shanghai, China.
Adam is completing a double Masters of International Business/International Relations, and holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practices, a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of International Studies and a diploma of languages (Mandarin).
Vanya Bosiocic, Senior Policy Officer International Engagement
Vanya Bosiocic is the Senior Policy Officer International Engagement in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Ms Bosiocic provides analysis and strategic advice on the Northern Territory’s engagement with international markets. This includes developing and managing internationally focussed policy initiatives and projects that support the government’s economic development strategy. Ms Bosiocic also coordinates and manages ministerial visits overseas and inbound visits by international delegations.
Prior to joining the Northern Territory Government, Ms Bosiocic worked in the tertiary education sector where she was responsible for developing and managing international strategic policies, programs and projects. Ms Bosiocic is currently completing a Doctorate in Philosophy and holds a Bachelor of Science Honours.
The Trade team promotes the Northern Territory’s international trade interests alongside Australian Government agencies and its overseas network.
The Trade team administers the Global Support Scheme which aims to build stronger trading partnerships, create new export opportunities, and promote investment in the Territory.
For assistance with trade contact:
Meet the team
Camilla Philip, Director Trade
Camilla Philip is an experienced operational, business and industry market specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and agricultural development industry.
She has extensive end-to-end supply chain experience across a broad range of industries and at all levels of the process, both strategic and operational. Camilla has experience in the public and private sectors including with Horticulture Innovation Australia as the international trade manager, Northern Territory Farmers Association in industry, business and market development.
Daniel Waterhouse, Policy Officer International Engagement
Daniel Waterhouse is a Senior Project Officer in Trade Strategy, Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
Mr Waterhouse has a background in regional development having worked throughout regional Western Australia (WA) for 7 years, undertaking roles in economic development and diversification, infrastructure development, stakeholder engagement and providing advice to the regional development portfolio within the WA Government.
More recently Mr Waterhouse undertook international development work in Myanmar and then worked with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) before starting his employment with the Northern Territory Government.
Mr Waterhouse holds a Masters of International Development and a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations.