Rod McKelvey with the Rural Fire Brigade in Dorrigo

Rod McKelvey MAICD

Chair

45 years business proprietor in printing, marketing, agribusiness. 25 years community advocate. Former Coffs Harbour Deputy Mayor.

Rod was a partner in Sydney-based advertising, packaging and production companies, with a special interest in sustainability, which eventually led him to a career in sustainable primary production on the NSW North West Slopes.

He is an experienced community representative, particularly regarding environmental, planning, and Aboriginal issues, and has served on federal, state and local boards and committees since 1992.

As a Coffs Harbour City Councillor and Deputy Mayor, he pursued his interest in the principles of good governance and ethical behaviour, especially concerning accountability, transparency and conflicts of interest in government.

He has maintained close links with governments and representatives throughout the region, and continues to consult with them on behalf of the community.

He is a strong advocate for professional development and responsible risk management.

Rod is currently Chair of the NSW NPWS North Coast Region Advisory Committee, Chair of Coffs Harbour City Council’s CBD MasterPlan Committee, Member of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area Community Advisory Committee, and serves on several other community-based advisory groups and committees.

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