7 January 2021

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Mary Hoodless reappointed RDA Murray Chair

Regional Development Australia Murray (RDA Murray) are pleased to announce Mary Hoodless has been reappointed as Chair of RDA Murray to 30 June 2025.


The reappointment was made this week by The Hon. Nola Marino, MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.


In making the reappointment Minister Marino said: “Mary has provided strong leadership for RDA Murray during her time as Chair, having successfully steered the committee through the challenges of 2020 and, along with the members and staff, provided great support for the region’s business community and future economic development.


“Mary will lead RDA Murray under a refreshed Charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions.


“I look forward to working with Mary and the RDA Murray members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed.”


Mary has been on the RDA Murray committee since 2018 and brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chair, including over 35 years in management, project management and senior management/CEO positions in rural health services. Mary is also the Director of Karoo Consultancy where she has undertaken a broad range of organisational development consultancies across a variety of sectors including local government, public health, not for profit and private business.


In addition, Mary is a Director of P&M Hoodless Pty Ltd and shares responsibility for managing a 400 cow Angus herd and Embryo Transfer enterprise on her home property at Jingellic in the Upper Murray. She is an active volunteer and community leader who has shown a deep commitment to the region.


CEO of Regional Development Australia Murray Inc, Edwina Hayes said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Mary back as Chair. On behalf of the committee and team we congratulate Mary on her reappointment and look forward to working under her leadership over the coming years.”


PICTURED L-R The Hon. Nola Marino, MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, RDA Murray Chair Mary Hoodless, RDA Murray CEO Edwina Hayes.



Further details: Edwina Hayes

Chief Executive Officer: Regional Development Australia ~ Murray Region

Ph: 0427 267 753  communications@rdamurray.org.au