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New Committee Member and RDA ACT Executive Officer Appointed

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On 27 January 2015, The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development the Hon Warren Truss MP announced RDA Chair and Deputy Chair appointments in the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory (MORE)

Andrew Blyth has been appointed RDA ACT Chair, and James Willson Deputy Chair, with both appointments being for three years.

Andrew Blyth’s successful career spans business, politics, policy, advocacy and communication.  Andrew was recently CEO of the ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (until its merger with the Canberra Business Council) and has recently established Andrew Blyth & Associates – business strategy, government relations, and communications. In  2012 he was awarded a Fulbright Professional Australia-US Alliance Studies Scholarship. Andrew is an active member of the Canberra community, serving on the Canberra Cavalry Advisory Board and as a lecturer and tutor in business and management at Charles Sturt University and UNSW Canberra.

James Willson is the Founder and Managing Director of CRE8IVE – a web, graphic design, branding, campaign creation/rollout  company established in 2001. Today his business employs around 25 people and has clients in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Over the years James has worked on numerous campaigns on a national and a local level and is across all disciplines of the business. James sits on numerous boards including The Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research, Canberra Hospital Foundation, Commonwealth Club, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal and the Brumbies Commercial Advisory Board.

Current RDA ACT Committee Members also include:   Peter Elford, Jean McIntyre, Vicki Still and Adrian Best.

 

Liz Veitch has been appointed to the position of RDA ACT Executive Officer (from 2 April 2015), the result of an open and transparent recruitment process throughout the preceding March.

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