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David Byers to leave CEDA

Chief executive David Byers will be leaving CEDA in October.

Media release issued Thursday, 2 September 2010

Chief executive David Byers will be leaving CEDA in October.

He will take up a senior, Canberra-based role with Airservices Australia.

The chairman of CEDA, Geoff Allen, praised Mr Byers' contribution to CEDA's role in promoting sound policy responses to the key economic reform challenges facing Australia.

"David joined CEDA as chief executive in February 2007," Mr Allen said. "He has made an outstanding contribution through substantial administrative and organisational reforms and reshaping the overall direction of our policy research and thought leadership programs.

"He has been a major factor in what I believe is a resurgence to a prominent national leadership role for CEDA. We wish David well in his future career, and to an ongoing association with CEDA."

CEDA's Victoria/Tasmania State Director, Peter Fitzgerald, will be Acting CEO until a new appointment is made.

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.;