Estella Rodighiero

Estella Rodighiero

Director of Regional Development

Estella brings more than 20 years’ experience as an economic development facilitator and business professional to her role as Director of Regional Development. A strategic thinker and expert negotiator, she has high-level expertise in building collaborative relationships between government, community and business stakeholders, developing and executing international trade missions, strategic planning and policy development, project management, analysis and regional marketing.

She has designed, implemented, and achieved multi-million-dollar project and growth outcomes for the South East Queensland region, and Senior Economic Development Officer for the City of Gold Coast under the Trade 2018 program for the Commonwealth Games. Estella developed inbound and outbound trade missions, hosted international business leaders and government delegations, and showcased Queensland industries and investment opportunities with events and forums.

As Director of Regional Development Australia Gold Coast, she is leading transformative initiatives in Additive Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, Biomed and the Space and Marine industries. She was also Chair of the Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee which carried out a study of Gold Coast’s emerging knowledge-based workforce.

Estella is an Executive Member of the City Heart Taskforce, a board member of LifeFlight Australia Ltd and the Artificial Intelligence Action Plan Program Committee.

Estella has been recognised with awards such as the ANZRSAI Practitioner Award for Excellence in Regional Development, and the National Award for Excellence - AusIndustry Innovation Award (Economic Development Australia).

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RDA Gold Coast
Level 9, Seabank Building
12-14 Marine Parade, Southport Qld 4215
PO Box 3290, Southport BC QLD 4215

Estella Rodighiero
Director of Regional Development
M: 0411 558 834
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