RDA Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast is made up of a small, passionate team dedicated to strengthening, building and empowering the region.

Our community-based organisation’s vision is to support the creation of an innovative, dynamic, connected and sustainable Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa.

As a Federal Government initiative, we identify local priorities, align resources, engage stakeholders and play a key leadership role in engaging our local community in change and innovation.

Our Team

Jacqueline Steel

Jacqueline (Jacki) was appointed CEO of RDA Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast (RDAMBSC) in May 2024, following the amalgamation of the two neighbouring RDA regions.

Jacki’s career in the Queensland public service spans more than 20 years, during which she has worked across various economic portfolios including state development, regional economic development, tourism industry development, and innovation.


With an evidence-based approach and a strong track record of achieving meaningful economic and social outcomes in complex environments, Jacki has an established network of leaders in innovation, government, business, and community sectors within the Moreton Bay-Sunshine Coast-Noosa region and across Queensland.


Jacki excels in driving purpose-led, place-based, and collaborative initiatives that empower regions to unlock economic potential and enhance the impact and reach of their investments. Her focus has been on supporting collaborative efforts on regionally significant issues that require the combined resources and expertise of multiple parties. Her success lies in her ability to foster collaborative engagement, build trust, ensure mutual accountability, maintain a sense of progress, and enhance capacity building.


Jacki is excited to lead RDAMBSC and work on initiatives that will shape the region for decades to come.