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SOMMERVILLE Dianna

Organisation

RDA Riverina

Presentation

PANEL : What does well being and livability look like in cotton communities?

Session

4b

Presenting

Wednesday August 17 at 9:00 am

Room

1b

SOMMERVILLE Dianna

As well as her role at RDA Riverina, Dianna Somerville is the Community Manager at Bridge Hub, Founder of Regional Pitchfest, and a Director at Thomas Bros Group.  

Born and educated in Wagga Wagga, She is a former Naval Officer and Defence public servant who worked as the Base Manager – Kapooka Military Area and also as part of the Defence National Contract Transition Team.  

Dianna has grown her own businesses and, through her work in the innovation sector, has become a spokesperson for regional entrepreneurship and opportunity. She delivered Regional Pitchfest nationally in partnership with Australia Post and has observed innovation ecosystems across Australia, US and Israel.  

She now works for Agrifood Tech Innovation hub – Bridge Hub which is based in Wagga with offices in Sydney and Israel. She also continues to work within the family business as a Director to the Thomas Bros Group organisations. Dianna has previously served as a director at Country Hope and lives with her husband and two children on a farm at Collingullie. 

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