Regional Economic Development Steering Group

The Regional Economic Development Steering Group is an initiative of the Regional Futures Plan, developed and lead by CCA. The group’s role will include identifying, prioritising and advocating for industry and infrastructure needs on behalf of the region.


Chair Kathy Schaefer

Lara Hendriks
Executive Director
Department of State Growth

Professor Jim Cavaye
Pro-Vice Chancellor
(Cradle Coast) UTAS

Jim Ertler
Managing Director
Premium Fresh Tasmania

Tim Hess
Petuna Seafoods

Ian Jones
Business North-West

Vonette Mead
Owner and Manager
Mead Con

Craig Perkins
Chief Executive Officer and Director Regional Development
RDA Tasmania

Stacey Sheehan
One Agency Collins Real Estate and DCCI

Catherine Stark
Co- Owner and Managing Director
Seven Sheds