Board Members and Staff

With a refreshed charter in July 2023, newly appointed Chair and now 11 member Board, drawn from leaders and experts from across the region, RDA Tropical North has an active and facilitative role in the community and a clear focus on growing a strong and confident regional economy that harnesses its competitive advantages, seizes economic opportunity and attracts investment.

Board Members

Prof. Hurriyet Babacan

Prof. Hurriyet Babacan

Chair

Brett Moller

Brett Moller

Deputy Chair

Carolyn Eagle

Carolyn Eagle

Treasurer

Mike Chiodo

Mike Chiodo

Secretary

Richie Bates

Richie Bates

Board Member

Jodie Duignan-George

Jodie Duignan-George

Board Member

Jaime Gane

Jaime Gane

Board Member

Mica Martin

Mica Martin

Board Member

Joe Moro

Joe Moro

Board Member

Noeleen Selke

Noeleen Selke

Board Member

Stirling Tavener

Stirling Tavener

Board Member

Staff

Sonja Johnson

Sonja Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Lainie Poon

Lainie Poon

Relationship Manager

Tony Potter

Tony Potter

Project Director