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General Manager Policy and Research, Regional Australia Institute

Kim is currently General Manager Policy and Research at the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) looking after the research program and managing the research team. The Institute is a not-for-profit think tank on regional economic policy and practice. Kim is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Institute for Policy and Governance at the University of Canberra.
Kim has 20 years experience in regional business and economic development in Australia and overseas. Kim's particular specialisations are in regional economic strategy, small business and entrepreneurship. In addition to research and strategy work, Kim has designed and delivered practical programs to support business growth in regions, including a high-technology business incubator.
Kim has PhD in economics from ANU.


  • 2015–present
    General Manager Policy and Research, Regional Australia Institute
  • 2013–present
    Adjunct assistant professor, University of Canberra
  • 1997–2013
    Director, Strategic Economic Solutions
  • 2002–2008
    Community Development Manager, The Hornery Institute
  • 1996–1999
    Chief Economist, Council of Small Business Organisations Australia


  • 1994 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1984 
    University of Tasmania, BSc Hons


  • 2014
    Assessing Adaptability in Regional Economies, Rural and Regional Futures
  • 2012
    Characteristics of economic sustanability in regional Australia, Coombs Policy Forum
  • 1998
    Jobs in Our Regions,