Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast announces appointment of new Board

As of April 1st 2024, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay and Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast have merged to become one entity – Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast.

After receiving a number of nominations and conducting a thorough recruitment process, utilising an independent selection panel, a new Board has now been appointed, explains incoming Chair Gavin Keeley.

“The level of interest and the calibre of nominations that we received were incredibly encouraging, and the new board reflects the high degree of business acumen which can be found across the RDA Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast region.”

The new Board members, all of whom reside in the region, are Melinda Bryant, Andrew Eves-Brown, Frank-Armin Faller, Murray McCarthy, Sarah Morgan, Lenore Simpson, Stacey Turnbull, Amanda Wilson and Dalene Wray (AM), while Gavin Keeley was appointed by the Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories, The Hon Kristy McBain MP, to the position of Board Chair on 1st January 2024.

“I’m excited and incredibly honoured to be acting as the inaugural Board Chair for this new chapter of RDA Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast, as the decisions we make in the next few years will define our region for decades to come” Mr Keeley explains.

“With the recent merger bringing together our three local government areas, it was incredibly important that the new board reflected the best and brightest of the City of Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, and Noosa, as well as representing all the facets that make up our vibrant and diversified economy – and I believe that balance is something that we have clearly achieved.”

“With the appointment of the new RDA Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast Board, we are very confident that our team will play a meaningful role in strengthening our relationships with all levels of government and communities throughout our region, as well as working at a strategic level to make a difference to all current and future businesses and citizens that call Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa home.”

With the board in place, they are now looking to appoint a new Director Regional Development and suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast Board

  • Chair: Gavin Keeley (Venture Partner, Flower Capital)
  • Melinda Bryant (Senior Associate Commercial Law & Property Law, MacDonnells Law)
  • Andrew Eves-Brown (CEO/Project Director, Turbine Sunshine Coast)
  • Frank-Armin Faller (CEO, Elexon Electronics)
  • Murray McCarthy (Director & Founder, Dune Property Group)
  • Sarah Morgan (CEO, #Captech24)
  • Lenore Simpson (Manager Strategy & Operational Planning, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service)
  • Stacey Turnbull (CEO, Busy Ability)
  • Amanda Wilson (Director/Architect, Kings Lane A+C+RE)
  • Dalene Wray AM (Managing Director, OBE Organic)

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