Regional Jobs Committee

Regional Jobs Committee

Meet the


The Redlands Regional Jobs Committee is a group of representatives from a diverse range of complementary industries including education, training providers, disability services, recruitment, and leaders in high growth industries on the Redlands Coast.

Rebecca Young
Redlands Regional Jobs Committee Chair
Rebecca is the Chair of the Redlands Regional Jobs Committee and the President of the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce. Rebecca is a successful and long standing businessperson on the Redlands Coast as the Director of Redlands Based International Freight Forwarding Company, Personalised Freight Solutions Global.
Rebecca has lived on the Redlands Coast her entire life, and went to locally, completing her high school certificate at Ormiston College. Her experience living, learning, and running a business on the Redlands Coast fuels her passion for promoting a bright future for the region.
Rebecca has been recognised by her local community, winning the Local Hero Award at the 2021 Redlands Coast Australia Day Awards.
Kate Adams
Project Manager, Redlands Regional Jobs Committee
Kate is a passionate advocate for economic prosperity for the Redlands Coast, particularly for our island communities. A local resident of Minjerribah since 2010, Kate has worked closely with the Redlands Coast community and industry in her roles with Queensland State Government, the Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Goenpul, Ngugi and Noonuccal First Nations Elders of the Quandamooka Region.
Kate is a strong advocate and supporter positive youth outcomes for all young people on the Redlands Coast, with a particular interest in supporting First Nations social and career pathways in order to shape a bright Redlands Coast future for all.

Our Committee


Rebecca Young

Chair of RJC - President - Redland Coast Chamber of Commerce (RCCC) + Director at Personalised Freight Solutions Global

Brett Haagsma

Regional Director - Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) Queensland Government

Noreen Orticio

Community & Economic Development- Redland City Council

Steve McDonald

Regional Manager - RDA Logan/Redlands

Garry Hargrave

Director - Fox & Bell

Adam Carmichael

Dean of Students Year 10 - Cleveland District State High

Andrew Thompson

Principal - Redlands Special School

Colin Battersby

President - Straddie Chamber of Commerce

Jean Jensen

Manager Employment & Training - My Horizon

Paul McManus

Project Manager – Kubunity

Karen Abraham

Deputy Principal - Cleveland District State High

Rabieh Krayem

Director – People Resources Consultants & Walker

Melissa Millar

Small Business Owner – Millar’s Plumbing

Damian Watt

Campus Manager - Australian Industry Trade College

Natalie Palele

Regional Coordinator - NDIS Boosting the local care workforce program

Jemma Griffin

Youth Voice and student Cleveland District State High

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