Business NSW peak lobby group


Strengthening the voice of business

The Movement

Supporting businesses in NSW for over 195 years to maximise their potential.

We have a track record for developing and advocating evidenced based policy solutions to improve regional economic conditions for businesses to thrive.

Our unparalleled access to business means we are at the forefront of changing needs and priorities, enabling us to bring these needs to Government early and provide them with the confidence to assert action.

Our success comes from standing shoulder to shoulder, as a movement, to unite and be heard in a unique policy and advocacy platform.

The Regional Leaders program brings together a network of leaders in Regional NSW to strengthen the voice of business.


Regional Leaders are highly engaged individuals representing business and industry to drive the economic vision of regional NSW and advocate on issues hampering growth.

The program delivers a crafted thought leadership event series, special VIP events with senior Government and corporate leaders and will also invest in the next generation of business talent in Regional NSW through a Future Leaders program.

The Regional Leaders program is all about connecting decision makers who are passionate about driving outcomes and influencing change.

This program has achieved demonstrable results in other areas for business enabling them to operate in activated and economically sustainable modern cities including transport solutions, precincts and economic development.

There has never been a better time for Regional NSW businesses to unite and be heard, taking their collective priorities to the next level.


Our Regional Leaders will be connected to a strong peer network, engaged through a curated thought leadership series and have active involvement in guiding regional priorities.

This invitation only program is delivered across two key themes, Stronger Business and Stronger Economy:


Stronger Business

CEO Summit - an opportunity to connect with leaders from across the State to solve the ‘big problems’.

Regional Futures Lunch - bringing insights and scenarios for regional leaders to inform decision making.

Future Leaders Program - an opportunity to involve your emerging leaders in the program.

Global connections - events and trade delegation opportunities to expand business markets.

Stronger Economy

State Dinner - sitting down with Government Ministers and leaders to advance regional priorities.

Economic Breakfast - a powerful analysis of domestic and global insights for business growth.

Regional Summit - unpacking the short and long term challenges impacting regions based on thought leadership research.

Policy & Advocacy Roundtables - small group discussion on high priority issues.

Advocacy in action

Business NSW peak lobby group

Express your interest

Connect with your Strategic Partnerships Manager to discuss opportunities available to participate in the Regional Leaders program in your area. 

Murray Riverina Shanna McDonald -

New England North West  Diane Gray -

Western NSW  Katie Kidd -

Central Coast Ashleigh Papasavvas -

Mid North Coast Linda Taylor -

Northern Rivers Nadia Brooks -