Message From the Chair – Autumn 2024


This month, I’m proud to welcome three new individuals to our Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC) Board.

Our Board has always been comprised of a panel of business and community leaders who work tirelessly to drive economic and employment growth across the Central Coast, and I know that these three new Board members will also play a critical role in helping to develop our regional economy and create local employment opportunities.

As the CEO of Pacific Link Housing, Ian Lynch oversees the management of over 1,400 social, affordable and market properties, and works to add to the supply of new middle- and low-income rental housing stock through development, construction and advocacy.

Sarah El-Moselhi is a Communications and Media Executive whose expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of communications disciplines, including executive and corporate communications, with a focus on advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

Karen Tucker has more than 20 years’ experience in both State and Local Government, where she held senior management roles. She has successfully led teams in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Recreation Planning and Open Space.

RDACC has a strong track record of achievement, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our previous Board members for their service to our local community.

I’m confident that these three new individuals will help us to build on their many wins, and also bring a renewed vision and enthusiasm that will ensure we are achieving the best possible outcomes for the people of the Central Coast.

Making up the new RDACC Board are:

– Chair: Lawrie McKinna
– Deputy Chair: Anna Cruckshank
– Treasurer: Mike Dowling
– Board Member: Stephen Glen
– Board Member: Chris Smith
– Board Member: Ian Lynch
– Board Member: Sarah El-Moselhi
– Board Member: Karen Tucker

To view the full profiles of each of our Board members, please visit 

Lawrie McKinna