We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new Chair of RDANT, Drew Wagner, to 30 June 2025.

In making this appointment, Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, the Hon Nola Marino MP, said “Drew Wagner will lead RDANT under a refreshed charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities and through this, creating jobs and economic growth for our regions.

“I look forward to working with Drew and the RDANT members and staff over the coming years and encourage the community to reach out to their RDA to discuss how it can help business succeed.”

Drew has been the Executive Director of the Minerals Council of Australia Northern Territory Division since September 2012, when he moved to the Territory with his family from Queensland.  The Minerals Council of Australia is the peak industry body for Australia’s exploration, mining and minerals processing industry.

The NT Division represents the Territory’s minerals sector and aims to advance this industries contribution to sustainable regional development. Drew was previously in a similar role in AgForce, an agricultural sector peak organisation in Queensland.  He has an extensive background, spanning over fifteen years, in industry representation across rural and regional Australia.  Drew has worked in both the public and private sector, his focus has always been sustainability coupled with economic growth.

Please join us in congratulating Drew.