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. These positions involved communication with Ag businesses and producers all over Australia. Hugh has productive experience with property development and the hospitality industry.
Hugh holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University and a Diploma in Financial Services and has had extensive experience in agricultural finance providing advice to cropping and grazing corporates throughout eastern Australia. He is a qualified accountant having trained at Pricewaterhouse and is a member and graduate of the Institute of Directors.
Hugh was born in Temora and now lives at Yass and runs a cattle, sheep and wool production operation.