Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra is an independent organisation with a Board of 14 local leaders.
We are active and facilitative across the three local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. We are part of a national network of 55 RDA's, largely funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities.
Debra is an advocacy and strategy executive, with significant experience in the mining, infrastructure and industry association sectors. Senior management roles previously held with Illawarra Business Chamber, BHP Billiton, Thiess and Australian Industry Group. Management Consultant with BizVoice.
Debra’s skills include proactive relationship development with clients, industry networks and government. Strong lateral thinking, negotiation skills, stakeholder engagement, strategy development and attention to detail. Strong change management and communication skills are used to turn strategy into action with payoffs.
Debra has specialised in government liaison, advocacy and regulatory change, and has delivered on significant regional economic development projects including Port reforms, infrastructure and planning reforms.
Debra has an MBA (with Merit) from the University of Wollongong.
Contact Debra - firstname.lastname@example.org
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