Based in Ballarat where she lives, Beth is the first female CEO of Regional Development Victoria (RDV). Beth brings a wealth of leadership experience to the role, most recently as Executive Director Biosecurity and Agriculture Services at Agriculture Victoria where she led the delivery of key initiatives to grow and protect Victoria’s agricultural sector. With 21 years’ experience in the public sector, Beth has expertise in program delivery, regulatory reform, industry and community engagement, policy development and emergency management. In addition to her role as CEO, Beth is Deputy Secretary for the Rural and Regional Victoria (RRV) group within the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions. Beth was recognised in the Top 50 Public Sector Women in 2018 and holds an Honours degree in Applied Science and a Masters of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.