Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie, CEO Regional Australia Institute

The daughter of a farmer who grew up amongst the rice crops and river redgums around Deniliquin in south-western New South Wales, Liz Ritchie’s had a lifelong affiliation with regional Australia.

As CEO of the Regional Australia Institute her purpose is to empower regions to thrive through leadership, activation, and impact.

Liz firmly believes that by replacing myth and stereotype with facts and knowledge, the RAI can help build a bridge between city and country Australians. She spearheaded the development of the Regionalisation Ambition – a framework to ‘rebalance the nation’ by driving a parity of population between the regions and cities.

Prior to joining the RAI, Liz worked for Westpac and the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.

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