Board Members

Darren Johnson

Chair Person

Darren Johnson has accepted the role of Chairperson this year and complements the board’s collective knowledge of governance, with significant experience in project and contract management. Currently working with the Northern Territory Government in Land Tenure, Darren has many years of experience with remote communities and homelands service delivery including programs and funding.

Kay Gehan

Vice Chair Person

Kay Gehan accepted the role of Vice Chairperson on the Board after a long history of commitment to CAAPS as a past Chairperson and Staff member. Kay currently works within the sector with an Aboriginal Health Service.

Frank Ahmat


Frank Ah Mat has worked all of his life to improve the lives of Indigenous people in the Northern Territory and is actively involved with a number of local sporting associations and community service committees.

Mike Levy

Independent Director

Mike is an accountant with an Adelaide-based firm that has an office in Darwin. He joined CAAPS this year as the first skills-based Independent non-member Director appointed by the Board to assist with financial governance.

Ashum Owen

General Member

My name is Ashum Owen. I am a proud Ngarrindjeri, Narungga, Kaurna woman from South Australia. I was born in Darwin and have family ties in both Darwin and Katherine. I moved back to the Territory in early 2019 to begin practicing as a lawyer, after graduating from Flinders University in 2018. I am proud to have joined the Board at CAAPS and am thoroughly enjoying my experience, gaining invaluable insight into governance and the operation of CAAPS