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Illawarra Regional Advisory Council

The Illawarra Regional Advisory Council (RAC) meets regularly to initiate and facilitate innovative projects and programs that improve and sustain business performance. 


Our Regional Advisory Councillors represent the economic diversity and geographic spread of the Illawarra and come from a variety of private, not-for-profit and public sectors.


They act as an advisory committee to our Executive Director and the organisation's State Council on issues affecting the economic development of our region. 

Amy Harper, Kells Lawyers (President)

  • Amy Harper (President) – Kells Lawyers 
  • Andrew Webb – Webb Financial
  • Brendan Goddard – Shoalhaven Business Chamber
  • Carol Berry – The Disability Trust
  • Damien Israel – University of Wollongong
  • Daniel Rowan – Internetrix
  • Graham Betts – Edmiston Jones
  • Janine Cullen OAM – JC The Power of One
  • Kara Lamond – Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Karen Burdett – The CRAM Foundation
  • Kim Capp – South Coast Private Hospital
  • Mark Grimson – Wollongong City Council
  • Mark Sewell – Warrigal 
  • Matt George – Jamberoo Action Park
  • (Dr) Melinda Williams – Peoplecare
  • Michael Emmett – Kiama Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Engelen – NSW Ports
  • Ryan Aitchison – The Illawarra Hotel
  • Steve Horton  (Vice President) – Southern Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Tim Jones – MMJ Real Estate


For any questions about what we do or how we can support, connect and grow your business, please reach out via the methods on our contact page.