Director of Regional Development.
Kerry’s career commenced in the advertising and marketing industries, where she worked in a variety of roles in Sydney, Australia. Simultaneously she launched a start-up events and artist promotion agency which she ran throughout Sydney for over six years. Kerry returned to the Nambucca Valley with her family in 2003 and established her business Evolve Network, a values based consultancy service.
Kerry was featured as a ‘returner’ (i.e. someone who in the 2014 Regional Australia Institute Report “there’s no place like home” Kerry is a strong advocate of regional living. “With the city only a short flight away and access to online work, so many opportunities have been opened up to regional Australians, the quality of life, environment and lifestyle really make it a beautiful place to raise a family.”
She has a strong social conscience and the opportunity to commence working in the education industry, particularly with ‘at risk’ groups in 2000 turned into an ongoing relationship with the not for profit, training and employment sectors. Throughout this period she coordinated eight Work for the Dole programs, working hands on with the participants and has delivered learning experiences for hundreds of people across many communities throughout the East Coast of Australia (with a particular focus on her home region of the Mid North Coast of NSW).
With a commitment to lifelong learning, Kerry holds an undergraduate degree in Business, is a graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (2011) and The Coaching Institute.
In her role as the Director of Regional Development Kerry aims to contribute to the organisation’s vision of a Mid North Coast that embeds a culture of “innovation, opportunity, inclusion and economic prosperity”. Kerry is a strong advocate of opportunities in economic development for people throughout the region with a particular focus on the region’s priorities of Indigenous communities, youth and the ageing population.