Our Staff

Kerry Grace

Director of Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast and CEO

Economic and Community Development practitioner Kerry Grace (Bachelor Business) has been the CEO of RDAMNC since August 2016. Kerry brings a range of skills to RDAMNC incorporating her experiences in the vocational education, advertising and media and human services industries. Kerry worked with all levels of government as well as not for profit organisations and Aboriginal corporations via her consultancy Evolve Group Network between 2003-2016 in this time forming a strong understanding of the issues faced by people in the region.

As a sixth generation Mid North Coast resident Kerry is a passionate advocate for the people of the region. She is a mum of school aged children and resident of the Nambucca Valley.

Contact Kerry Grace

Via e-mail

On LinkedIn

Russell Pell

Media and Innovation Manager

Innovation specialist Russell Pell has worked for RDAMNC since 2017.

Russell has qualifications in Communications (Bachelors), user design and customer research.

His experience extends from the media industry to technology and user experience (UX).

Before working at RDAMNC (2017) Russell was a self-employed consultant in user design and digital project management. He brings a wealth of knowledge from these industries to the RDAMNC Innovation agenda.

Russell is currently leading the development of RDAMNC’s Future Workforce Platform as well as several key projects and media.

A returner to the Mid North Russell is passionate about the future of the region.

Contact Russell Pell

Via e-mail

On LinkedIn

Steve Montgomery

Pathways Officer for Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast

Steve has worked alongside RDAMNC since 2017 on a variety of skills projects including the 2017 Mid North Coast Skills Audit and Skill Shortage Industries Blueprints projects.

Steve has a first-class honours Degree in Education (University of Sydney) and a Graduate Diploma in Career Education and Development (RMIT). He brings extensive experience in education as a high school teacher, careers adviser and Senior Education Officer, as well as in not-for-profit management/leadership as a former not-for-profit CEO. Steve is also a successful entrepreneur in the gig economy as a sole trader/contractor to education, community services, not-for-profit and industry organisations across NSW.

Steve is currently undertaking industry liaison roles for RDAMNC on projects includingthe STEM Industry School Partnerships (SISP) and My Future Workforce.

Contact Steve Montgomery

Via e-mail

On Linkedin


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