Rowena Abbey


Rowena Abbey was appointed as Chair of RDA Southern Inland in January 2021.   Rowena Abbey has over 35 years’ experience in finance, risk management, governance and leadership in various industries in both the public and private sectors.

Suzanne Gearing

Deputy Chair

Suzanne offers over 30 years of experience working in senior roles across a variety of organisations including SME’s, Corporations and NFP’s, where her career focus has been on supporting strong business growth by providing organisational leadership, strong strategic management, and positive stakeholder engagement.

Claire Bremner

Board Member

A communications and public affairs specialist with over 20 years-experience, Claire brings an in-depth knowledge of the intersection between business and government to the Southern Inland RDA.

Fay Steward

Board Member

Fay’s career spans some 40 years developing strategic land use policy and strategy for NSW Government land planning and management agencies, as well as entrepreneurial roles in the telecommunications industry.

Ken Lister

Board Member

Ken has over 40 years’ experience in the energy industry including generation, transmission and distribution, until retiring from Snowy Hydro Ltd in 2016 as Chief Operating Officer.

Levi Nupponen

Board Member

Levi is Managing Director of Agrology Pty Ltd, a consultancy service for the agribusiness sector. The business delivers innovative solutions and technical support for sustainable food production systems.

Sean Haylan

Board Member

Sean has over twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sector within the tourism and hospitality sector.

Stephen Wentworth

Board Member

Stephen is the principal of Feeding the Future Consulting & Research.   Collaborating with an extensive network of contacts throughout the Australian agricultural industry he has gained a deep understanding and knowledge of issues effecting todays’ farmers.

Wayne Simpson

Board Member

Wayne Simpson is a management consultant.   He has over 30 years’ experience in the Finance Industry, roles including Chief Operating Officer of Delphi Bank and significant roles with Bendigo Bank leading activities related to transformation and sustainability of the Bank’s retail network.

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RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580