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Cowra farming RDA Central West

Our Staff

RDA Central West is staffed by a small and dedicated team of people with the ability to work with different levels of government, business and other stakeholders. We work across many different industries and issues in order to cater for the various needs and priorities affecting the Central West region.

Introducing the RDA Central West staff

Director of Regional Development – Position is currently vacant.

Rebecca Taylor
Projects Officer

Rebecca has 12 years’ experience managing a variety of educational and development projects across the Central West region. Rebecca is experienced in business development and large account management and qualified in project management, public sector management, business marketing and business administration.

Rebecca is currently working on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Industry School Partnership Project (SISP) across the Central West region; a project that provides students from years 5 to 8 with age appropriate STEM skills and pathways to STEM jobs.  To read more Click here.

Rebecca is passionate about providing opportunities to individuals, organisations and communities to strengthen the Central West economy.

Sharon Rabey
Executive Assistant/Regional Visa Manager

Sharon has worked in regional development for 20 years in the Central West region.  Experience includes project management of agribusiness and regional skills and workforce projects, in administration, governance, policy and procedures.

Lynda Smart
Regional Visa Assistant

Lynda has a background in Health policy and planning with a focus on project management and statewide service planning.  After nearly a decade in Asia she moved to the Central West region  with her family in 2017.

Skye Manson
Communications Officer

Skye Manson works remotely for RDA Central West from a shared office space in the main street of Grenfell, where she lives on a farm with her husband and 3 children. Skye is a rural communications specialist, writer and podcaster. She has more than a decades experience in rural communications and has worked all over Australia as a Rural Reporter with the ABC.