Message from the Executive Director – Julia Andrews

Julia AndrewsWe are delighted to Welcome our new Chair, Christine Weston, to RDA Central West.

Born in Parkes, Christine is an accomplished marketing executive with 20 years international experience working in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany and throughout Asia Pacific.  Christine has been involved with Boards for over 10 years in both not-for-profit community sector with executive roles to reporting to the Board of multi-national companies.

Christine was awarded NSW Woman of the Year 2010 for her dedication to regional development, community and tourism and initiatives including the ‘Rent-a-farmhouse for $1 a week’ scheme and the ‘Animals on Bikes’ paddock art trail. Christine now lives nearby in Cumnock with her husband and three high-school children on a grazing and farming enterprise.

Sincere and very special thanks must go to our Deputy Chair, Reg Kidd, who valiantly stood in as Acting Chair for the past five months, despite being rather busy as the Mayor of Orange. Reg put countless voluntary hours into supporting our work and providing guidance and advice when needed. Thank you Reg!

Standing behind Reg has been an amazing volunteer Committee made up of professionals from across the Central West.

As the current RDA Central West Committee term comes to an end, applications are now open for regional leaders with vision, drive and experience to join our new Committee. Being a member of the RDA Central West Committee is a truly rewarding experience  for anyone with a passion for regional communities and economic development.

Over the past three years, the current Committee has overseen some outstanding projects which have developed skills, attracted investment and built on the existing and emerging strengths of the Central West NSW community and economy.

Please feel free to give me a call on 02 6369 1600 to discuss the work of RDA Central West in more detail if you are considering applying for the Committee.

To register your interest, please go to our website