Belinda Smith – Chairperson

Belinda is CEO of niche insurer Rapid Solutions and registered training organisation Rapid Training, a role held since 2017.
With a career spanning construction and public sector education, Belinda is passionate about leading with compassion, kindness and building sustainable, customer focused businesses that support the communities in which they work and serve.

In 2016 Belinda was appointed the inaugural chair of Got Your Back Sista, a Hunter based charity supporting women escaping domestic violence to rebuild their lives.

Belinda is an advocate of living a well balanced life, giving to family, business and the community, always with self care first as the priority.

Belinda’s commitment and success was recognized in 2008 and 2009 as Telstra’s National Young Business Woman of the Year and Newcastle’s Woman of the Year and again in 2017 as the Institute of Managers and Leader’s NSW Manager/Leader of the Year