Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) has welcomed Wayne Sunderland as CEO.
Mr Sunderland, who has a strong background in business and leadership, said he is dedicated to continuing the work of his predecessor Sam Harma.
“Sam was a fantastic advocate for the Central West and I am both honoured and committed to represent the communities of Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin,” he said.
“I look forward to working with the team at RDA Central West and forming new connections across all levels of government, the private sector and our local community organisations.”
Mr. Sunderland acknowledged that economic development plays a major role in the work he will undertake and it follows a challenging two years.
“It’s imperative that we capitalise on new opportunities in employment and industry so our region remains resilient and resourceful,” added Mr Sunderland.
RDA Central West Chair Ruth Fagan, welcomed Mr Sunderland’s appointment as CEO.
“The Central West is rich and diverse and is home to almost 200,000 people and I share Wayne’s vision and confidence in our region,” said Mrs Fagan.