RDA Gold Coast Welcome New Committee Members Posted on March 15, 2017

RDA Gold Coast are very pleased to welcome four new Committee Members.

Robyn Keenan

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Robyn Keenan is a workforce development and planning specialist and is a proud advocate of the power of quality education and the opportunities it provides.

Robyn has over 25 years experience in the tourism industry with the past 15 years working in workforce development and planning notably working on the Red Centre Employment Plan, Norfolk Island Workforce Plan, managing the Tourism and Hospitality Skills Council in Queensland and managing ACE Community Colleges at Burleigh Heads. 

She holds a Diploma in Training and Assessment, Diploma in Hospitality Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration to complement her diverse industry background.

Robyn participates in many committees and boards, and was chosen by the Minister for Education and Training in 2010 to assist with the setup of the Queensland Skills Commission, Skills Queensland.  Not limited to VET she is also talented at quoting lines from 'The Castle' better than most.

You can reach Robyn at https://au.linkedin.com/in/robynkeenan

Shannon Willoughby

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Shannon Willoughby is the Chief Executive Officer of Study Gold Coast, the peak industry and city marketing body for the Gold Coast’s education and training sector.

Holding a Bachelor of Communication from Bond University, Shannon is a former senior journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin. Also the former long-term president of Young Professionals Gold Coast, Shannon is infinitely passionate about the Gold Coast and has been a leader in drawing attention to the city’s issues and potential.

Shannon is currently Councillor for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland's (CCIQ) Gold Coast Regional Policy Council and board member of Ohana for Youth and Gen-Z Employment.

Contact Shannon at shannon@studygoldcoast.org.au

Bryn Lummus

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Bryn Lummus is a registered architect both in the UK and Australia. He has over 30 years experience that spans the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific Islands and Australia – covering a variety of projects and construction methods.

Bryn spent 12 years living and working in Dubai on major projects and design competitions and since moving to Australia has returned there on multiple occasions to act as design architect and carry out peer reviews on projects.

Bryn and his family moved to the Gold Coast in 2002 and have been active participants in the community raising thousands of dollars for local charities and championing issues affecting our city through close collaboration with Council, State and Federal Members.

Bryn is President of Sustainable Development Gold Coast where he has been a member of since 201- and sat on the board of the Coomera Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Bryn via admin@rdagoldcoast.org.au

David Zohar

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David is a registered professional engineer of Queensland and chartered professional engineer in Australia. He brings nearly 14 years of traffic engineering; transport planning, program and project management experience in the private (Australia and Middle East) and public sectors.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Transport and Highway Engineering. He is also a former Gold Coast committee member of:

  • Urban Development Institute Australia
  • Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management.


David’s expertise in transport planning; traffic engineering, road operations and collaborative approach to seek solutions that meet community expectations and priorities, supports his passion for a sustainable transport infrastructure for the Gold Coast.

You can reach David at https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-zohar-3112a211/


We would also take this opportunity to thank Bill Turner for his input and expertise as Deputy Chair. Bill resigned at the end of 2016. At this time we awaiting the appointment of a new Deputy Chair by Senator the Hon Fiona Nash.



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