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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.

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.  

Suzanne Noll
Economic Development Manager, Workforce
Email: edmw@rdafn.com.au Mobile: 

Hamilton Heading
Ecomonic Development Manager, Communications
Email: edmc@rdafn.com.au  Mobile: 0437 641 039

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.