Rowena Abbey

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Rowena Abbey was appointed as Chair of RDA Southern Inland in January 2021. 

Rowena Abbey has over 35 years’ experience in finance, risk management, governance and leadership in various industries in both the public and private sectors.

She is currently the Mayor of Yass Valley Council, Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation and the Chair of the SELX, which runs saleyards in Yass NSW and Mortlake in Victoria.

Rowena has previously been Treasurer at Ampolex Ltd and Optus Vision Ltd and was the Director of Syndications at ANZ Investment Bank.

Mrs Abbey has also held a number of Directorships throughout her career, including with Essential Energy, Cue Energy Resources Ltd, Australian Inland Energy and Water Infrastructure, Emmlink Pty Ltd, Yass Valley Aged Care Ltd and Optus Superannuation Fund.

Rowena and her husband run their sheep and cattle operation in Yass and she is passionate about regional NSW and Australia.


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Phone02 4822 6397


RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580