Estella Rodighiero appointed RDA Gold Coast Director of Regional Development

Estella720Estella Rodighiero has been appointed Director of Regional Development for RDA Gold Coast. 

The new position was created following a Federal Government review of the RDA program which recommended that RDAs focus their work on creating local jobs, pro-actively attracting investment and driving innovation.

Estella brings more than 20 years’ experience as an economic development facilitator and business professional to the role.

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 Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Cairns regions, and most recently was Senior Economic Development Officer for the City of Gold Coast.

Here she oversaw projects under the Trade 2018 program for the Commonwealth Games, developing inbound and outbound trade missions, hosting international business leaders and government delegations, and showcasing Queensland industries and investment opportunities with events and forums.

Estella is also an accomplished and sought after public speaker and business lecturer, both in Australia and South East Asia, with a Masters of Professional Studies from the University of Southern Queensland.