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Anne Moroney

Chief Executive Officer
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
+6143 8 224 254
Email:
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Anne is responsible for implementing the regional growth strategy, partnerships development, external liaison, opportunities assessment, major projects and operational management. 

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Anne Moroney

Chief Executive Officer
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
+6143 8 224 254
Email:
Email Anne

Anne is responsible for implementing the regional growth strategy, partnerships development, external liaison, opportunities assessment, major projects and operational management. 

 

Previous roles & experience: 

Extensive experience as a commercial lawyer across private and public practice, and more recently in economic development as well as small business owner and partner in family vineyard and wine producer.  Extensive board experience. 

Relevant Qualifications:

B.A. LL.B (Hons)(Qld) ; Grad. Cert. Ec. Dev. (RMIT); GAIDC; AcED; National Accredited Mediator and Solicitor.

Partly completed:  B.Bus (Accountancy) (QUT); M. Ec Dev (RMIT); M. App. Find & Investment (FINSIA)

 

Broader interests:

Music, Design, Sport, Food & Wine; People.

 

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Elena Shchepina

Economic Development Executive – Investment Attraction and Industry Development
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0431 110 080
Email:
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Elena recently joined the RDAB team with a background in Economic Development and Investment attraction in Russia. Her specific interests are Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, Industry Clusters and Investment attraction.

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Elena Shchepina

Economic Development Executive – Investment Attraction and Industry Development
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0431 110 080
Email:
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Elena recently joined the RDAB team with a background in Economic Development and Investment attraction in Russia. Her specific interests are Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, Industry Clusters and Investment attraction.

Elena’s qualifications include medicine, business and consultancy.

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Craig Grocke

Economic Development Executive – Spatial Planning and Place Management
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
0421 413 010
Email:
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Craig is responsible for strategic economic development projects and industry research. His expertise is in urban and planning, urban design, recreation planning, tourism development and place management.

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Craig Grocke

Economic Development Executive – Spatial Planning and Place Management
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
0421 413 010
Email:
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Craig is responsible for strategic economic development projects and industry research. His expertise is in urban and planning, urban design, recreation planning, tourism development and place management.

Previous roles & experience:

• Senior Project Officer, Public Space and Design, Department of Planning and Local Government

• Tourism Development Officer, South Australian Tourism Commission

• Planning Coordinator – Darling Range Regional Park, Department of Conservation and Land Management, Fremantle, Western Australia.

• Recreation Planner, Dunedin City Council, New Zealand.

Relevant Qualifications:

University of Tasmania

2014 –   PhD Candidate (Part-time), Institute for Regional Development

Topic – “The Influence of Place Attachment and Social Capital on Community-led Place Strengthening Initiatives in the Barossa Region of South Australia”

  • Fellow of the Institute of Place Management

Lincoln University, New Zealand

1997-1999            Master of Applied Science (Parks, Recreation & Tourism Planning and Management)

University of South Australia

1995–1996           Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Recreation Planning & Management)

1989–1991           Bachelor of Arts (Urban and Regional Planning)

Regency Institute of Technical and Further Education

1994       Certificate IV in Leisure Industry

Broader interests: Cycle Tourism; Environmental Psychology, Sociology, Urban Geography

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Sue Merry

Executive Assistant/Finance
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0407 716 659
Email:
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Sue brings to the role extensive Administration experience having worked closely with Chairs, CEOs and Managers.

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Sue Merry

Executive Assistant/Finance
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0407 716 659
Email:
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Sue brings to the role extensive Administration experience having worked closely with Chairs, CEOs and Managers. Sue possesses financial management and project management skills including contract and scholarship management and event organisation.

Sue welcomes the opportunity to work within the regional community to assist and enhance its future development and well-being of its residents. Sue’s qualifications include a Diploma in Accounting and Courses including Corporate Governance.

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Angie Kruger

Career Coach
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0499 713 116
Email:
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Angie Kruger

Career Coach
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0499 713 116
Email:
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Shari Chambers

Career Coach
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0416 323 966
Email:
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Shari Chambers

Career Coach
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Mobile:
0416 323 966
Email:
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Meagan Stapleton

Jobs and Skills Project Officer
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
0448 886 338
Email:
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Meagan Stapleton

Jobs and Skills Project Officer
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
0448 886 338
Email:
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Meagan works to administer funding provided by the Department of State Development through the WorkReady program.

Previous roles & experience

  • Jobs and Skills Project Officer –Regional Development Australia Barossa
  • Administration Trainee – Regional Development Australia Barossa

Qualifications

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Senior First Aid
  • Child Safe Environments
  • Certificate III Business Services
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Leah Blankendaal

Arts and Cultural Facilitator
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
61 4 0019 7087
Email:
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Leah joined RDA in 2016 as the newly appointed Arts and Cultural Facilitator, in partnership with Country Arts SA. She comes with experience as a performing musician, composer, broadcaster, and teacher.

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Leah Blankendaal

Arts and Cultural Facilitator
Phone:
61 8 8563 3603
Mobile:
61 4 0019 7087
Email:
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Leah joined RDA in 2016 as the newly appointed Arts and Cultural Facilitator, in partnership with Country Arts SA. She comes with experience as a performing musician, composer, broadcaster, and teacher. Leah’s experience as a practicing musician has included winning one of three major commissions at the 2016 Soundstream Emerging Composers’ Forum. In 2017 she will represent the Australian delegation in the Classical:Next Fellows Program in Rotterdam.

 
Relevant Qualifications
Bachelor of Music (Hons)
Graduate Diploma of Education
Master of Communication Studies
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
 
Broader Interests
Reading, Travelling, Writing and Baking

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Caroline McInnes

Administration Assistant
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Caroline undertakes Reception duties and provides administrative support to RDA staff.

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Caroline McInnes

Administration Assistant
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Caroline undertakes Reception duties and provides administrative support to RDA staff.

She works Wednesday to Friday each week. 

 

Previous roles & experience

Caroline is originally from the United Kingdom and worked for the Kent Police Force in various administration roles over a period of twenty years.

Relevant Qualifications:

RSA various typing Examinations, English and Mathematics.

 

Broader interests:

Member of the Country Women’s Association.

Enjoys walking and sightseeing.

Spending time with my two German Shorthaired Pointers.

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Trevor Taylor

Business Solutions and Growth Strategy
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Trevor Taylor,  the Business Solutions and Growth Strategy Executive for RDA Barossa has a wealth of business experience, having held a number of positions in his career such as  Chairman...

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Trevor Taylor

Business Solutions and Growth Strategy
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Trevor Taylor,  the Business Solutions and Growth Strategy Executive for RDA Barossa has a wealth of business experience, having held a number of positions in his career such as  Chairman of Australia Marketing Institute(AMI) in South Australia, Marketing Manager Gaming at Adelaide Casino, State Sales Manager of Sony, Business and Marketing Consultant , Senior Steward of Thoroughbred Horseracing and recently Business Manager, Telstra Business Centre North; assisting Telstra with the recent launch of NBN in Port Augusta, working closely with the RDA Far North on benefits of  NBN. He managed the Telstra Business Centre North B2B and Telesales Team and did a lot of sales training, which resulted in record sales been achieved.

Trevor holds an MBA degree in Strategic Management and is a Certified Practicing Marketer of Australia and a Charter Marketer of E.U. In his career he launched 3 major loyalty membership clubs, locally and internationally. The loyalty club in South Australia has a revenue stream that generates millions of dollars, and sustains the business, which resulted in him writing a book “Attaining Ultimate Results from your Loyalty Club” to share his CRM knowledge and the importance of retaining your customers by moving from a transactional marketing model to a more profitable relationship marketing model. Trevor looks forward to adding value in the RDA Barossa by assisting new and existing businesses in achieving economic growth and creating employment in our area, with new business opportunities.

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Daniel Bailey

IT Trainee
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Daniel is undergoing an IT traineeship with the RDA Barossa. Upon completion he will receive a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

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Daniel Bailey

IT Trainee
Phone:
08 8563 3603
Email:
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Daniel is undergoing an IT traineeship with the RDA Barossa. Upon completion he will receive a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology. This will give him substantial qualifications to go with his expansive knowledge and background in the IT field.

Daniel's spare time is usually divided between spending quality time with his family and loved ones, board gaming and bowling. He hopes to help improve the world view point on board games and how helpful board games are to logic and social learning in early development.