Business achievers join RDA committee
Experienced business leader Kerren Smith and award-winning rural businesswoman Stephanie Whitaker have joined the committee of Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett.
Mr Smith, who lives in Gympie, is formerly the Managing Director of mining and transport equipment company J. Smith & Sons and currently Managing Director of Smith Global Pty Ltd.
Mr Smith boasts more than 40 years business experience and is well respected in the transport, construction, engineering and mining industries domestically and internationally. In addition to his role in his family’s companies, Mr Smith is a current Director of Queensland Cricket and the past Chairman of Wide Bay TAFE. Mr Smith is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Whitaker, from the Burnett, has lived and worked in the Wide Bay-Burnett region for the past two decades. Her family breeds beef cattle on their South Burnett property, have operated the Biggenden Saleyards and since 2007 and own Burnett Livestock and Realty where Ms Whitaker manages the administration and marketing.
Ms Whitaker is an active community volunteer and brings a d diverse knowledge in business, health and community care, community services and community development to the RDA committee.
She is also currently secretary of the Biggenden Chamber of Commerce and Industry.