Hugh Cooke was appointed as Chair of RDA Southern Inland in March 2018. Hugh is a primary producer in the Yass district having previously worked as a Director with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and a Director and CFO of Wheat Exports Australia.
Sue Whelan served as a Councillor on Queanbeyan City Council for many years. Sue has served as Deputy Mayor, most recently September 2008 til September 2011. Sue is Chair of Council’s Heritage Committee and Chair of the Queanbeyan/Palerang Library Committee.
John Bell is the General Manager of the Upper Lachlan Shire Council based at Crookwell. John has 40 years experience in Local Government working with a number of local government authorities, that all fell, coincidentally, within the current Southern Inland RDA area footprint.
Allan Carpenter is a facilitator of Chinese investment and exporter of primary produce to China, and is the NSW/ACT President of Australia China Friendship Development Association.
Terry has been re-elected for his second term. As a civil engineer he has had wide ranging managerial experience, with extensive knowledge of the construction materials industry in Australia ,South East Asia and the USA.
Warwick Bennett joined the RDA Southern Inland Committee in 2018. Warwick is the General Manager of the Goulburn Mulwaree Council and in his spare time runs a small sheep farm at Gunning.
Jenny Calkin is an economist with more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of strategic tourism planning and marketing, business advice and government liaison for tourism projects. She has had extensive experience at local, state, federal and international levels of government and of industry.