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New high profile members elected to CEDA board

The National Chairman of CEDA, Mr Geoff Allen today announced the election of four new members to Board of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

Media release issued Monday, 29 November 2010

The National Chairman of CEDA, Mr Geoff Allen today announced the election of four new members to Board of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

They are:

  • Russell Caplan, Former Chairman of Shell Australia and company director,
  • the Hon Warwick Smith AM, Former Minister in the Howard Government and now Chair, the Advisory Board, Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd
  • Ann Sherry AO, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia, and
  • Ian Stirling, Chief Executive Officer of ElectraNet Pty Ltd

"In the year of our 50th anniversary it is pleasing to see such high calibre business leaders committing to work with CEDA in its pursuit of forward looking policy research and public debate on major issues affecting Australia," Mr Allen said.

About CEDA

CEDA was formed in 1960 by Sir Douglas Copland to undertake objective economic research on economic development and to provide a forum where fresh policy approaches and thinking can be debated and discussed among government, business and academic institutions at the highest levels.

It is funded by members and sponsors committed to a deeper, broader and more insightful public policy discourse on economic reform. It has never been aligned with any political group or ideology. It offers an independent voice by:

  • Publishing independent research and policy options;
  • Providing a forum for debate and discussion; and
  • Offering a membership network to people and organisation that value participation in the important debates that will shape Australia's economic future.

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.;