The Foundation for Regional Development Ltd has substantial skills within its founding board.

Anthony Fox
Anthony FoxChairman

A passionate advocate for regional development issues and a founding Board member and Chairman of the Foundation. Anthony has a Law Firm based in the New England of NSW. Anthony made his own tree change to Armidale in 2004 after a successful career as a Partner in a national law firm based in Sydney.

Anthony has been involved in the evolution of the NSW and QLD Expos and offers a rational perspective on regional development issues.

Sam NotleyDirector

Born and raised in Glen Innes, Sam attended the University of New England and was made a partner in one of the largest regional accounting firms in Australia, Roberts and Morrow, before the age of 30.

Sam provides key accounting and business advice to the Board and is an ardent supporter of the Expo and the Foundation for Regional Development.

Peter BaileyDirector and Chief Executive Officer

Peter founded the concept of a country Expo and the initiative has come a long way since the first event in 2004. He has a great enthusiasm for regional development and supporting communities to grow and prosper.

Peter has a well developed understanding of regional issues including population shift, employment, provision of services, development and regional marketing. He believes in, and promotes, decentralisation as a key policy for government at both a state and federal level.

Peter has lived and worked in regional Australia for most of his life.