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CEDA welcomes former US Consul-General Robin McClellan as WA State Director

CEDA has appointed well-known former US Consul General, Robin McClellan, as its new State Director in Western Australia.

Media release issued Tuesday, 6 October 2009

CEDA has appointed well-known former US Consul General, Robin McClellan, as its new State Director in Western Australia.

Ms McClellan returns to Perth after a distinguished 20-career with the US State Department including assignments in Mexico, New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and most recently New Delhi, India.

She was US Consul General in Perth from 2004 to 2007, where she built a strong reputation and track record of communicating complex issues to a wide range of government, business and media audiences.

CEDA's Chief Executive, David Byers, said Ms McClellan would bring to CEDA deep knowledge in business and public policy issues to expand CEDA's work even further in WA, nationally and internationally.

"I am delighted to welcome Robin to CEDA and confident she will continue to build CEDA's reputation for quality independent discussion and debate on major business and policy issues," he said.

Ms McClellan will develop CEDA's WA membership base, run CEDA's program of public policy and business forums and other events in WA, and be part of CEDA's national leadership team.

Ms McClellan has a Degree in Economics from the University of Kansas, a Master's Degree in Economic History from the University of Exeter and an MBA from Duke University.

She starts her new role in mid October 2009.

About CEDA

CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia – is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation.

We identify policy issues that matter for Australia’s future. We work to drive policies that deliver better economic, social and environmental outcomes for Australia. We deliver on our purpose by: Leveraging insights from our members to identify and understand the most important issues Australia faces. Facilitating collaboration and idea sharing to invoke imaginative, innovative and progressive policy solutions. Providing a platform to stimulate thinking, raise new ideas and debate critical and challenging issues. Influencing decision makers in government, business and the community by delivering objective information and expert analysis and advocating in support of our positions. CEDA's membership spans every state and territory and includes Australia's leading businesses, community organisations, government departments and academic institutions. The organisation was founded in 1960 by leading economist Sir Douglas Copland, and his legacy of applying economic analysis to practical problems to aid the development of Australia continues as we celebrate 60 years of influence, reform and impact across the nation.;