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Board Members

Lawrie McKinna

CHAIR

Appointed as Chair of RDACC in January 2021, Lawrie is a recognised and respected Central Coast figure, previously serving as Mayor of Gosford City, and credited with establishing the region’s first A-League sporting team the Central Coast Mariners, coaching the club to two grandfinals, as well as winning a minor premiership and pre-season cup.

Boasting a celebrated sporting career, Lawrie has worked with numerous clubs both in Australia and overseas and is currently General Manager of the Newcastle Jets.

A passionate local resident, Lawrie is experienced in working across all levels of government and industry to achieve positive outcomes, and his campaign to #talkupthecoast is aimed at creating a collective regional identity that we can all be proud of.


David Bacon

DEPUTY CHAIR

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Edgar Adams

Board Member

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Tamara Bucher

BOARD MEMBER

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Joe Coyte

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Anna Cruckshank

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Mike Dowling

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Kerry Harman

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Clare Keogh

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Chris King

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Chris Smith

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Frank Sammut

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Staff Members

John Mouland

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT


John has formal qualifications in business administration and management and has over 20 years senior management experience including most recently, 10 years at Gosford City Council in the positions of Manager Customer Services & Communications, Manager Arts, Heritage & Culture and Council’s Executive Officer.

John has lived on the Central Coast for the past 18 years and has been actively involved with the local business, arts and sports communities.


Christine Jarvis

DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL PROJECTS, FUNDING & RESEARCH

Christine is the Director of Regional Projects, Funding & Research for Regional Development Australia Central Coast (RDACC). In this role, she supports sustainable economic growth and expands future employment opportunities.

Previously, Christine initiated the Central Coast Economic Taskforce, chaired the Central Coast Visitor Economy Working Group, collaborated to launch the Central Coast Bigger Backyard initiative to contribute an anticipated $91M to the regional economy, and facilitated an inaugural Virtual Trade Expo, connecting over 80 local businesses to trade during last year’s COVID-19 lockdown.

An active community contributor, Christine finds real, out-of-the-box solutions to grow regional pride and prosperity.


Elizabeth Saltwell

OFFICE / PROJECT MANAGER

Elizabeth joined RDACC at the inception in July 2009. Previously being with the State regional organisation, Business Central Coast.

She has over 20 years experience in administration and co-ordination roles with qualifications in management, administration and accounting.

Elizabeth has been a resident on the Central Coast for over 40 years.


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