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Business Leaders Breakfast Series

RDA Central West CEO Sam Harma joins business, government and community leaders throughout the region to discuss local priorities, projects and policy issues that matter to the local business community.

5 June 2020

This week Sam is joined by Ash Brown, local businessman and Orange Chamber of Commerce President.


Ash has business in his blood. The former bookshop owner and current Director of ONE Agency loves what he does. He is passionate about the Orange community, having served as a Councillor and holding various positions on the Orange Chamber of Commerce board for over 10 years, including the last two as President.

29 May 2020

Join Sam as he chats with Lifeline Central West CEO, Stephanie Robinson.


With over 40 years in community service and social justice (yes, she started at age 7 with roadside fundraisers!) Stephanie has a passion to invoke change and build community capacity to form connected thriving communities that look out for one another.

22 May 2020

In part eight of the series Sam is joined by Aaron Brannigan, Acting General Manager of Cadia Valley Australia Operations.


Aaron is a qualified Mining Engineer and, with almost 30 years’ experience in mining operations here and overseas, provides great insight on mining in the Central West.

15 May 2020

This week Sam chats with Fiona Hall of BiteRiot.  Fiona is a local orchardist and astute businesswoman.

8 May 2020

In part six of the Business Breakfast series, Sam Harma chats with Steph Cooke MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Member for Cootamundra.


Steph is committed to fighting for her regional community and ensuring country communities get the services they deserve.

1 May 2020


Sam chats with Orange City Council Mayor and ABC Central West gardening guru, Reg Kidd.  A Councillor for over 20 years, Reg is passionate about sustainable farming practices and the Central West region.

24 April 2020


This week Sam chats with Caddie Marshall, General Manager of Orange360.  Caddie has close to thirty years marketing experience and a unique approach to promoting tourism in our region.

17 April 2020


In part three of our Business Leaders Breakfast series Sam chats with the Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee MP, Minister for Regional Education and Assistant Minister for Trade.


Elected  Federal member for Calare in 2016, the former barrister and Member for Orange believes in the future of regional Australia. “It’s the reason that I stood for Parliament, and I want to see it grow and prosper so that it continues to provide an unbeatable quality of life for generations to come.”

9 April 2020


Sam Harma chats with Central NSW Business HQ CEO, Wayne Sunderland about the challenges of operating a small business in regional areas, particularly now, and what services are available to help.

3 April 2020


Join RDA Central West CEO Sam Harma as he chats with the Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP about local priorities – particularly the current pandemic and its impact on our business community.


Elected as Member for Orange in 2016, the former police prosecutor is now an advocate for the broader Orange region in NSW Parliament.