Professor James Rowe

James Rowe is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Sheep Industry Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) based in Armidale. Before taking on this role he was the Professor of Animal Science at the University of New England for 8 years.  He has over 30 years research experience working for commercial companies, international development programs, government…

Elizabeth McGregor

  Elizabeth is the Regional General Manager for TAFE NSW’s Northern Region and will work from many towns across her region’s footprint to ensure she understands and meets the needs of industries, communities and students. Elizabeth has worked in the Australian vocational education and training sector for over 20 years, and brings an abundance of…

Brian Gould

Brian Gould joined City of Greater Bendigo in 1995 following 5 years with Victorian Government and 20 years with Federal Government. In 1996, became Manager of Economic Development Unit and remains in that position today. This unit covers the critical areas of industry and business development particularly small business, workforce attraction and retention, Bendigo Inventor / Innovation Awards…

John-Lloyd
John Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer, Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited John Lloyd is currently Chief Executive Officer of Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited. Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit, grower-owned company. It works in partnership with Australia’s horticulture industries to invest over $100 million annually in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the wider community.…

Anthony Fox
Anthony Fox

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…

Laura Carr
Laura Carr

With a background in agriculture and agribusiness, Laura has extensive experience in agri-marketing and communications, media relations, strategy, digital and social media and event management. Prior to joining the team, Laura worked as a Senior Project Manager for the Foundation for Regional Development and with the Cancer Council Queensland in their state fundraising and events…

Terry Rawnsley
Terry Rawnsley

Terry is a renowned economist who provides advice to all tiers of government, not for profit organisations and the private sector. He is Australia’s leading thinker on the link between the urban productivity and the macro economy and is a regular media commentator on the functioning of our cities and regions. He is a prolific…

Michael Toby
Michael Toby

Michael Toby is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Costa, Australia’s largest horticultural business. With over 30 sites throughout regional Australia, Costa employs up to 6,000 people at peak harvest times and is a major grower and marketer of glasshouse tomatoes, mushrooms, citrus, berries, table grapes, bananas and avocados. Having worked closely with local and state…

Rob Hall

Rob joined the .id team in 2015 and is an economist with more than 10 years of experience having held senior economist positions in both the private and public sectors. At .id, Rob leads the consulting team to provide economic, demographic and housing advice to Local Governments across Australia.  His consulting projects are typically focused…

Wayne Lowe
Wayne Lowe

With over 19 years in the role of Economic development for the Nambucca Shire, Council has been the local support for the economic drivers within the broader community.   Key functions in the economic development position are facilitating business and industry investment enquiries to the shire including holding; Investment attraction, marketing and business expansions, relocations…