Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra is an independent organisation with a Board of 14 local leaders.  

The board members have strong skills and represent a diverse cross-section of the Illawarra economy.  The board members have a solid reach into the local community, and provide sound advice, input and direction to drive the RDA Illawarra strategy.  

The board is chaired by Eddy de Gabriele, who at the end of this term will have served RDA for 16 years.  The Deputy Chair, Joanna Kubota is Mentor in Residence at iAccelerate, and has been with the board for 4 years.