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.

Terry Oakes-Ash OAM, 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.

Warwick Bennett

Board Member

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

Board Member

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.

Mark Bradbury

Mark Bradbury graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1980 with First Class Honours in Arts, having majored in Psychology.

Hui Wang

Hui Wang is Chief Executive Officer of a local export company, who predominantly export Australian quality products to China. Hui was educated in Australia and completed her Masters Degree in Finance at the Australian National University.


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158-162 Auburn Street
Goulburn NSW 2580

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RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580