RDA Orana welcomes Justine Campbell as new CEO

10 November 2023

RDA Orana welcomes Justine Campbell as new CEO

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana Chair, Brad Cam is pleased to announce the appointment of Justine Campbell as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who began her role on Monday 6 November 2023.

Ms Campbell grew up on the family's mixed farming property in the small town of Baradine in NSW, there she developed her passion for regional Australia. She is also well known throughout the region for her role as Chair and Co-founder of the acclaimed Moorambilla Voices.

Mr Cam said the RDA Orana Board was delighted to welcome Ms Campbell as the new CEO.

“Ms Campbell’s leadership skills, strategic insights, and deep industry knowledge made her the ideal choice to lead RDA Orana. We have great confidence in her ability to steer the organisation towards even greater achievements in the future,” he said.

“She is recognised for being a strategic, creative thinker and problem solver, who specialises in creating opportunities and delivering projects from a place-based, people-centred approach.”

“My experience in regional NSW and WA has given me an understanding of the challenges faced in regional Australia and also the enormous opportunities. In the Orana region at this time, across the 12 LGA’s, there are over 13,500 businesses, $22.8B output and, $20B in projects. ” she said.

"I am looking forward to the role with RDA Orana and building on the relationships we have with government, industry, local businesses and the community.”

Ms Campbell is an accomplished and recognised leader who brings a wealth of knowledge to RDA Orana with more than 20 years of experience as a chairperson, board member and non-executive director across varied sectors.

She said one of her first tasks would be undertaking a regional tour so she could hear first-hand from locals about what is important to each area, and where RDA Orana could assist, support and add value.

“I am excited to be contributing to our growing region by supporting and developing innovative projects or opportunities driven by our communities, businesses and local government,” she said.