Trustee welcome back 2018

Trustee welcome back 2018

Feb 1
CEDA Trustees, governers, supporters and distinguished guests come together reflect on the highlights of 2017 and to launch CEDA's upcoming 2018 program in Victoria and Tasmania.


Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA

Event overview

Join the CEDA team and other Trustees for drinks and canapes and hear from newly appointed CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento, who will reflect on achievements and highlights of 2017 and to provide insights into continuing to drive robust economic and public policy discussion and research for 2018.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum and Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of NAB's advisory council on corporate responsibility as well as a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of experts advisors.

She was previously a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury, Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Melinda’s executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across sectors.

Melinda’s professional qualifications include a Masters of Economics (Australian National University), and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), (Flinders University, SA). She has also completed the AICD Company Directors Course.

Melinda began as CEDA CEO in October, 2017.

Twitter: @MelindaCilento