Company Pulse

Company Pulse

Sep 26
CEDA’s inaugural Company Pulse report seeks to better understand community expectations of business; and the challenges facing business leaders as they seek to sustain business performance and respond to changing community expectations.


Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
Andrew Stevens, Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

Event overview

In Company Pulse 2019 CEDA presents new information from and for Australian business that goes beyond sentiment, detailing the challenges facing business leaders and providing insights to inform business strategy.

This nationwide survey of community and business leaders:

  • Provides insight into current priorities for large companies;
  • Considers the positive role senior executives play in influencing economic, environmental and social reform agendas;
  • Articulates community expectations around honest and ethical behaviour; and
  • Measures social licence to operate; performance across key measures; and raises the responsibilities and obligations of business to employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers, local communities and governments.
Gather your colleagues and guests to better understand community expectations of business and the emerging challenges to sustainable performance.

Event presentations

Melinda Cilento, CEDA MP3

Andrew Stevens, Innovation and Science Australia MP3

Moderated discussion MP3

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the speakers

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda is a company director, economist and experienced senior executive. She is a non-executive director of Australian Unity and Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget Office panel of expert advisors. She was previously a Non-Executive Director with Woodside Petroleum, 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.

Andrew Stevens
Chair, Innovation and Science Australia

Andrew Stevens has held senior roles including Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand.  He oversaw the successful merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand consultancies in ANZ and was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and operations of IBM in key markets globally. He is a member of CEDA’s Board of Directors.

Supported by CEDA member

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