RDA AHFKI Welcomes New Members to Board
Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island is excited to welcome three new members to our Board.
Expressions of interest were made open to the public in late 2022 for regional leaders with vision, drive and business experience to join the board submit an application. An excellent selection of applicants was received, making narrowing the choice to three difficult. However, after much consideration, the final selection saw Nigel Morris, Tom Cosentino and Brett Miller appointed.
This brings the total number of board members to 11 after three positions were refilled by existing members, and two positions were vacated.
I have been a Local Government CEO on the Fleurieu for the past 7½ years and have witnessed first-hand the influence that Regional Development Australia has had on business from small to large, and the boost the success of these businesses provides to our economy and the communities.Nigel Morris
Nigel Morris is the current CEO of Alexandrina Council, having stepped across as CEO of District Council of Yankalilla in 2022. IN 2015 he won both a Leadership Excellence Award for Innovative Management at the SA Local Government Professional Awards and a National Australian Local Government Management Excellence Award.
With extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, he brings highly effective collaboration and strategic planning skills, along with extensive knowledge and connections throughout the greater Fleurieu area.
Joining the RDA Board is an opportunity to facilitate regional economic development outcomes and policy alongside other people who live in the regions. It’s an exciting prospect that regional people can influence the development of their own communities and environment with buy-in from all levels of Government.Tom Cosentino
Tom holds degrees in Law and Commerce, having been admitted to the Supreme Court as a barrister and solicitor in 2016. He owns and operates a beef cattle enterprise on the Fleurieu Peninsula, works as a consultant in agribusiness advisory and project management, and is currently the secretary for the Fleurieu Beef Group.
He has also been appointed to the Cattle Australia Policy Council and named Cattle Council NAB Agribusiness Champion SA in 2021. He brings proven experience in primary industry, project management, media engagement, legal and government relations.
It’s an honour to be joining the Board of RDA AHFKI given its reputation as a leader not only within our State but indeed nationally. During my 5 years at Business SA, I advised businesses of all shapes and sizes, and look forward to actively supporting the Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island region over the next 3 years of my appointment.Brett Miller
Brett Miller is Co-founder and CEO of Miller Dental Group, a nationally recognised organisation delivering solutions to improve oral health and wellbeing outcomes for Australians. He is also Chair of Kangaroo Island Business and Brand Alliance which functions as KI’s Chamber of Commerce, and SA Chairperson of Family Business Australia.
As a 2020 40 Under 40 Awards finalist and 2019 ILF (Industry Leaders Fund) Scholarship Award recipient, Brett delivers transformational leadership skills founded on a strong understanding of business management.