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Meet Our Helpful Staff


Claire Wiseman
Chief Executive Officer
ceo@rdafn.com.au   Mobile: 0417 862 174

Claire grew up on a pastoral property in Northern SA and attended boarding school in Adelaide where she completed her schooling and went on to University.

The majority of Claire's early career was in the Tourism Industry, the industry allowed Claire to travel around Australia working in Queensland, the Northern Territory and in many tourism businesses around the Flinders Ranges. After ten years in the tourism industry, Claire decided it was time for a change and commenced working for the Regional Ministerial Office located in Port Augusta. This role was a great introduction and understanding to Government system whilst still working with regional communities.

It was Claire's passion for working with regional communities that led her to the then Northern Regional Development Board in 2005, where she was employed as an Economic Development Officer. Claire has undertaken a variety of different roles within the organisation and has was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in early 2012.

Paula Osborn
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Email: dceo@rdafn.com.au  Mobile: 0437 641 039

Paula Osborn grew up in the Far North region at the town of Bruce, where her parents still reside, and undertook all her schooling at Quorn Area School. After finishing year 12 Paula gained a position with the then Department of Road Transport, where she worked for over 19 years, finishing her last few years at the Port Augusta regional office.  In her transport role Paula undertook many positions including administration to media and community liaison.

Paula started at the then Northern Regional Development Board (now RDAFN) in 2009 in the position of Network Development Officer, Desert Knowledge Australia Outback Business Networks.  This position gave Paula a chance to connect with and assist many small and medium businesses further their products via linkages with similar businesses across Australia. Paula also facilitated the commencement of the still popular Station Stays SA.

Paula also filled the positions of Central Economic Development Officer and Deputy CEO before embarking out into the “real world” in July 2014 to run her own business, the Carrieton Hotel.  After just over two years Paula has now returned to the position of Deputy CEO and brings with her some good personal insight into issues faced by small businesses. 

Bronwyn Fuller
Office Manager

Bronwyn was born in Port Augusta and has been employed with RDAFN since 2008. She commenced her working career in Port Augusta and then moved to Adelaide in the early 90’s. She remained there for 10 years before moving back to Port Augusta.

Bronwyn worked the State Government mainly in the areas of Education, Human Resources, Business Management and Administration. She was also the owner of a local business in Port Augusta. 

Greg Williams
Business Development Manager
Email: ba@rdafn.com.au  Mobile: 0400 746 259

Greg has lived in Booleroo Centre with his wife and family for over twenty years and grew up in the Southern Flinders. Greg's business background is in operations management, mostly in retail and food service outlets in Port Pirie and Port Augusta. Recently selling his business in Booleroo after running it for the last 9 years.

Over the years Greg has gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in business management. Greg is enjoys working with businesses and assisting them to be the best they can be sharing his experience and knowledge gained over many years in his own small business.

Jeremy Carn
Economic Development Manager
Email: tourism@rdafn.com.au  Mobile: 0487 770 787

Jeremy was born in Port Augusta and has called it home his whole life. Jeremy has spent most of his time in Sales, marketing and management roles across a broad range of small and international businesses, including running his own. He brings a wealth of knowledge in small business operations including, management, marketing and customer service. He also spent a few years in renewable energy, in construction of a Large scale solar farm, building his leadership and problem solving skills.

Jeremy enjoys assisting businesses and passing on his knowledge through continual improvement strategies and being someone that can give a fresh perspective to local business.  

Shari Dodd
Project & Finance Support Officer

Shari was born in Port Augusta, where she lived with her family for a few years before relocating to Leigh Creek. After 6 years in Leigh Creek, Shari and her family then moved back to Port Augusta and have made the town her home since.

Shari began working for RDA Far North in May 2004 and completed two trainee-ships. After completing both trainee-ships Shari was then offered the opportunity to become a full-time employee with the Board.

Melita Miller
Administration Officer

Melita is one of the first contact points that many people have when they phone or call in to Regional Development Australia Far North.

Melita was born and bred in Port Augusta and has been working with the Board in the Administration area for 18 years. In her early years of working Melita travelled extensively throughout Europe to broaden her horizons but always loved coming home to Port Augusta – who could resist having the Flinders Ranges on their doorstep or being so close to the sparkling waters of the Spencer Gulf.