Our Team

The RDA Team

RDA’s operations are led by the Chief Executive Officer, Wayde Chiesa and supported by an Executive Assistant, a full- time Project Manager, a part-time Project Manager and a part-time book-keeper.

Wayde Chiesa

Chief Executive Officer

We look forward to introducing you to Wayde soon.

Lisa Pearce

Executive Assistant

Lisa joined RDA in September 2020 and provides executive support to the RDA office, including
diary management, office management, preparation of committee meetings, papers
and agendas and other general office duties.

Lisa joins RDA with years of experience in executive assistant and administrations roles.

Erin Kiernan

Project Manager

Erin joined RDA in July 2019. Erin comes to RDA with experience in regional economic development, project management and administrative support.

Erin has worked previously for Townsville Enterprise Limited, and the Queensland Government in various roles. Erin works 3 days a week part time.

Coming soon

Project Manager

We look forward to welcoming a new staff member soon.

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Roads Action Project
(IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.

Our Region

Information and Statistics about Townsville and North West QLD

Grants and Funding

For the latest information on Grants and Funding

Regional Employment Trials Program

A Local Employment Initiative Fund for employment related projects

Inland Queensland Road Actions Program (IQ-RAP)

IQ-RAP improves regional sustainability, productivity and safety on QLD’s inland road network

Aviation Industry Development Project

A project to develop the aviation industry in North and North West QLD

STEMBooster Project

A major skills and economic development initiative for a pipeline of STEM talent.