RAPAD Board

Mayor Tony Rayner 1

Cr Tony Rayner - Chairman

Mayor – Longreach Regional Council

Cr Rayner is a proud Longreach local having completed his primary and secondary education in Longreach before completing his tertiary qualifications at the University of Queensland (Queensland Agricultural College).

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Sean Dillon portrait 2021

Cr Sean Dillon

Mayor – Barcaldine Regional Council

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Cr Sally O'Neil

Mayor - Barcoo Shire Council

Mayor Sally O’Neil was born and raised in Longreach before going away for her secondary education.

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Andrew Martin

Cr Andrew Martin

Mayor – Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Andrew Martin is the Mayor of Blackall-Tambo Regional Council having been elected at the 2016 local government elections. Andrew is well known through agribusiness and agri-politics given the many roles he has been involved in over the years.

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Rick Britton

Cr Rick Britton

Mayor – Boulia Shire Council

Eric (Rick) Britton and his photographer wife Ann, own and operate cattle breeding enterprises in Queensland’s North West. Residing just outside of Boulia at Goodwood Station, Rick is a long-­‐term member of that region. Rick’s grandmother and father were born in Boulia and Rick and Ann have two children, Thomas and Claire.

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Rob Dare portrait 2021

Cr Rob Dare

Mayor - Diamantina Shire Council

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Gavin Baskett 2020

CR Gavin Baskett

Mayor – Winton Shire Council

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David Arnold and DEEDI representatives

David Arnold

RAPAD CEO

David Arnold is the CEO of RAPAD, a position he has now held since 2003. Through RAPADs administration of the Rural Financial Counseling Service, David is also the CEO of Rural Financial Counseling Service North Qld.

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