Regional Development Australia (RDA) Illawarra Shoalhaven is an independent organisation with a Board of 8 local leaders.  

The board members have strong skills and represent a diverse cross-section of the Illawarra economy.  The board members have a solid reach into the local community, and provide sound advice, input and direction to drive the RDA Illawarra strategy.  

The board is chaired by Mark McKenzie. Mark was appointed Chair of RDA Illawarra Shoalhaven in December 2023 and commenced duties on 1 January 2024.  The Deputy Chair, Joanna Kubota is Executive Director of Western Parkland Councils, and has been with the board for over 5 years.