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Bespoke Territory

A unique partnership of respected former political and head of Government leaders, Bespoke Territory offers tailored solutions to leading Australian and international businesses on strategic Government and community issues. Bespoke Territory specialises in the delivery of complex commercial projects in Northern Australia as well as political, regulatory and strategic advice for businesses operating in Northern Australia across a range of industries. Bespoke Territory is also closely affiliated with Bespoke Approach in Adelaide and Melbourne.

About Us

About Us

Bespoke Territory offers Northern Australia’s pre-eminent corporate counsel with the credentials, credibility and capacity to provide strategic advice to help maximise your commercial success.

While Northern Australia’s complex government, community and environmental issues may daunt an outsider, Bespoke Territory has the background and experience that will allow you to develop business strategies that maximise opportunities whilst mitigating risks.

Bespoke Territory also has an unrivalled understanding and network of the key community and business stakeholders, including Indigenous organisations whose support are critical to achieving project objectives and timelines.

Bespoke Territory can provide the following discreet and individualised services, either ongoing as a retained partner or specifically for a one-off project:

  • Project development;
  • Government and communication relations strategies;
  • Strategic and management advice;
  • Consulting and business development services;
  • Risk assessment services;
  • Market investment strategies: and
  • Strategies to enhance business reputation
Our Team

Our Team

The Hon. Paul Henderson AO


Paul has an unparalleled grasp of business and politics in the Northern Territory. As Chief Minister from 2007-12 and as a senior minister from 2001, he dealt with a range of issues and challenges and helped put the Northern Territory on the path to sustainable economic growth.

As Chief Minister. he delivered the $34-billion lchthys LNG project for Darwin. This is the second largest investment in Australia’s history and the largest investment by any Japanese company outside of Japan.

Recognising economic prosperity must be translated into social benefits, Paul has a passionate commitment to the development of Northern Australia. He is equally focused on forging closer economic, social and cultural ties to our Asian region and retains close relations with many leaders across South-East Asia.

Paul can provide unique insight to the private sector on the opportunities to unlock the value of Northern Australia in the Asian Century.

As the lead economic minister over three terms of Government. Paul is pre-eminently placed to provide strategic advice to businesses looking to invest in the most exciting region in Australia.

Paul looks forward to providing clients individual and discreet advice on how to succeed in this unique and dynamic part of Australia.

Mike Burgess AM


For the last 20 years Mike has held roles at the most senior levels of government including Chief Executive of the NT Department of the Chief Minister and Secretary to Cabinet for S years. Ongoing success in these roles required an excellent understanding and sensitive handling of the complex relationships between government. community and business.

During this time Mike has developed strategic relationships with key foreign trading partners and international companies.

Mike has been a director of a number of government owned corporations over the last 20 years, including Power and Water Corporation the Darwin Waterfront Corporation, Darwin Port Corporation, Land Development Corporation, Major Events Company and the Conservation Land Corporation.

Mike has acquired a deep understanding of the commercial realities of the onshore and offshore gas and pipeline industries in Australia and overseas, and oversaw the government approvals process for the INPEX LNG plant in Darwin.

Mike is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers (Australia) and was recently awarded Membership of the Order of Australia for his services to the community, governance and infrastructure development.

Elyse Williams


Elyse joined Bespoke Territory in 2019 having moved to Darwin after three years in Alice Springs. She worked as a Prosecutor before joining Bespoke.

Elyse received a Juris Doctor with Honours from Bond University on Gold Coast at the end of 2015. She previously completed a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Griffith University in 2009. Elyse then went on to work around Australia with a variety of organisations.

Elyse brings to Bespoke Territory her skills in law coupled with her knowledge and practical experience in business.

Bespoke Approach

Bespoke Approach is a premier corporate advisory firm offering trusted counsel to a select group of clients. Bespoke Approach is engaged by international, blue-chip companies and has a track record of achieving results for clients across a multitude of sensitive and complex briefs.

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