Regional Development Australia Ipswich & West Moreton is represented by remarkable community members that form the committee. These hardworking and dedicated members are the driving force behind our actions in assisting the region’s growth and development. They selflessly devote their time and energy towards creating an organisation that fosters innovation, economic prosperity and social progress.

Committee Members

Janice Holstein


Janice is a Justice of the Peace as well as a Civil Marriage Celebrant. As a former business owner, editor, and publisher, Janice has involved herself in many community groups, including: Lockyer Valley Crime Stoppers Area Committee – Chairperson.

Cr Nicole Jonic

Deputy Chair & Secretary

Cr Jonic is a long term Ipswich resident and loves living in the eastern suburbs together with her husband, Julian, and their two young children. Cr Jonic is an Accountant and Tax Agent, establishing her own Ipswich firm almost a decade ago.

Katey Cochrane


Katey has been working and raising her family in Ipswich for close to 20 years.  At TAFE Queensland, Katey actively supports Women in Trades and diversity and inclusion programs whilst matching skills and training opportunities for local growth and emerging industries.  With a background in Education, Media and Finance, Katey has a solid understanding of governance and performance management.

James Sturges


Cr Duncan McInnes


Cr Duncan McInnes OAM has served on the Scenic Rim Regional Council since 2012, becoming Deputy Mayor in 2019. A lifelong Radford resident, he’s involved in a family dairy business that produces four million litres of milk annually.

Michael Bishop

Michael Bishop


Michael Bishop is currently employed as the Executive Officer of the Rural Allied Health Generalist Accreditation Council but has a long association with Allied Health Professional leadership and management. He was a founding member of the NRHA, SARRAH and ARRAHT, and has completed extensive allied health professional consultancy around Australia and overseas.

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