Jack has worked with the RAI since its inception in 2012 and was appointed CEO in July 2015.
Jack developed the RAI’s policy and research program as well as major tools including [In]Sight: Australia’s Regional Competitiveness Index and [In]Form: Australia’s Online Library of Regional Research. In previous roles as a consultant and public servant, Jack contributed to major regional reform in water, climate change, indigenous issues and industry. Originally from Paterson in the lower Hunter Valley of NSW, he now lives in the hills west of Canberra.
With specialisation in integrating economics with social-ecological context, Leonie’s role with the RAI builds on her earlier work investigating why communities adapt and transform to achieve sustainable futures. Having lived in five Australian States and Territories in both regional and metropolitan cities, as well as overseas, Leonie is passionate about working with people in the regions and understanding ‘the local story’.
Julie is Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and Board, and provides support to the RAI research team.
Julie joined the RAI in February 2014 bringing with her extensive experience in senior roles in the not-for-profit sector, including the Australian Automobile Association, the Minerals Council and Grains Council of Australia.