Mr Frank Beveridge
Frank joined RDA in 2016 and is the Mayor of Charters Towers Regional Council, having served in local government for over 16 years, previously as Deputy Mayor and Councillor.
Frank has been in small business for 30 years in the region and is married with four children.
Mr David Donohue
An experienced company director, serves as President of TropLinks Inc, established by the Australian Government to export Australia’s tropical expertise.
Professionally, David is Managing Director of Townsville-headquartered QCCN Pty Ltd, a highly awarded niche stakeholder engagement and communication consultancy.
A proud North Queenslander, David and his family have called Townsville home for five generations.
Cr Mary Brown
Mary joined RDA in 2017 and is currently Councillor at Hinchinbrook Shire Council, previously held the position of Deputy Mayor.
She has over 30 years experience in private enterprise, has raised six children and with her husband has established several businesses.
Economic and community development for regional communities is her passion.
Mr Chris Briggs
Chris joined RDA in 2018 and is General Manager at SeaLink Queensland in Townsville. He has many years experience within senior and executive management teams.
Chris previously worked with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority as Director Tourism and Stewardship. He has also held a number of committee positions for industry associations and sporting clubs.
Prof. Sabina Knight
Sabina joined RDA in 2013. The Director of the Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University.
Sabina is an internationally recognised rural health leader with an extensive career in remote and rural primary health care, public health and education, and community development.
Cr Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell joined RDA in 2017 and is the Mayor of Cloncurry Shire Council. Greg also previously served as a Councillor for a term between 2004-2008 and as Deputy Mayor 2008-2012.
Prior to Greg’s Mayoral appointment, he held a number of technical and managerial roles with Ergon Energy for the North West. Greg has significant experience in the energy industry with over 20 years as an electrician and various managerial roles.
Greg also has a passion for agriculture and the development of rural Queensland and when he is not in the office he enjoys working on the family beef cattle property.
Cr June Kuhl
June joined RDA in 2017 and is the Deputy Mayor of Richmond Shire Council, having served in local government for nine years, previously as Deputy Mayor and Councillor.
June and her husband Gavin have operated a grazing property in the Richmond shire for almost 40 years. June is passionate about the shire and its future potential.
Cr Jack Bawden
Jack joined RDA in 2018 and is Mayor of Carpentaria Shire Council. He is Chair of the North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and a member of the North West Queensland Regional Roads Group.
Jack also operates an auto electrical/mechanical work shop in Normanton.
Cr John Woods
John joined RDA in 2018 and runs a home maintenance service. He has been with the council for 18 years, 10 of which he served as Mayor.
John is Deputy Chair of the Northern Alliance of Councils and President of the Home Hill Harvest Festival Committee. He has also served on a number of boards.