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Regional Development Australia Pilbara Announces Nerida Kickett as Chair 

Nerida KicketRegional Development Australia Pilbara would like to  announce the appointment of Nerida Kickett as Chair of the  Committee.

Nerida is an experienced Leader and Manager, having  worked for over 20 years in Resources, Education, Finance  and Marine Services. She is passionate about creating  inclusive teams and empowering individuals to meet  organisational goals. She has served on a number of  Boards and Committees and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 Nerida’s work experience across the Pilbara, in both business and not-for-profit areas is exceptional. She has had senior roles on some of the country’s largest projects including Councillor at the City of Karratha.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Nerida Kickett to 30th of June 2025. Nerida will lead RDA Pilbara under a refreshed Charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions,” said The Hon Nola Marino, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories.

Nola continues, "I look forward to working with Nerida and the RDA Pilbara members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed.”

"I look forward to working with our CEO, Tony Simpson, and staff to enhance economic opportunities across our Region,” said Nerida Kickett. "I am strongly committed to consultation at all levels and working together to get things done.”

Nerida is an intelligent, committed leader with substantial business experience and exceptional knowledge of the Pilbara. She is well able to clearly articulate the key issues facing the region and will provide excellent advice and leadership to our RDA Pilbara Committee.

RDA Pilbara would like to extend their appreciation to Fiona White-Hartig for her 8 years of service as Chair. We thank you for your time and expertise that you have given to RDA Pilbara over the years and wish you success in your future endeavours.


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Letter from the Honourable Nola Marino MP, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories commending the outstanding work of RDA Pilbara in supporting the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please click here to read



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