Jeff Caldbeck (Chief Executive Officer)

Jeff commenced as CEO in December 2006 and was initially responsible for the merger of eight previous Rural Financial Counselling Services into one new organisation.  He has a broad-ranging management and administration background that includes military service in the Royal Australian Navy, 18 years as a NSW ambulance paramedic and as a Regional Manager for the Emergency Services within the NSW State Government.  He also has experience as a small business owner/operator, a health system consultant in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, project manager in Australia and Malaysia and as a sales and marketing manager both in Australia and San Diego, USA. Recently Jeff completed an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management and holds advanced management qualifications, and is an active member of AICD and a fellow with AIM.

From 2000 to 2006, Jeff was employed as the General Manager of the Dubbo City Development Corporation, providing economic development and business counselling to a broad range of individuals and companies both large and small on behalf of the city.  This role also managed a Commonwealth Government Austrade (Export/Import) office and a Business Enterprise Centre (BEC), servicing central west NSW.

Jeff is currently a board/committee/council member of:

  • Dubbo RSL Memorial Club
  • Sydney University Clinical School (CAB)
  • Essential Energy Regional Advisory Board
  • Vice-president of Dubbo RSL Sub-Branch
  • Trustee to Dubbo RSL Sub-Branch
  • Legacy Dubbo branch
  • National Rural Law & Justice Alliance