Cr Daniel Simpson

Professional Experience

  • Owner/operator of The Rod N Reel Hotel in Woodburn since 2006 and Hotel Illawong in Evans Head since 2012
  • Partner of Anytime Fitness in Woy Woy
  • Completed Bachelor of Management at Newcastle University in 2006
  • Chairperson of Mid-Richmond Community Bank
  • President of Woodburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Beverage Manager of Mingara Recreation Club from 1998 to 2006

Community Origins

  • Born in Gosford in 1979
  • Completed School Certificate at St Edwards High School
  • Completed HSC at Corpus Christi College
  • Lived on Central Coast until 2006
  • Completed university studies at Newcastle in 2006
  • Lived in New Italy since finishing study

Personal Interests

  • Woodburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Mid-Richmond Community Bank
  • Play soccer for Woodburn Wolves
  • Sponsor via the Rod N Reel Hotel of many community groups such as Rural Fire Service, Evans Head / Woodburn Preschool, Woodburn Netball Club, Woodburn Softball Club, Woodburn CWA

Council Aspirations

  • Ensure a culture within Council that is community focused and customer service driven
  • Strong economic management
  • A Council that is small business friendly


  • Richmond Valley Council Local Traffic Committee
  • Business and Industry Advisory Panel
  • Strategic Finance Committee

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