Our Committee


Hugh Cooke


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, OAM

Deputy Chair

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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 Oakes-Ash FAICD, FIQ

Board Member

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.


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RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580