Careers at CEDA

Work for a respected independent think-tank with an engaged cross-sector membership.

About CEDA

CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia – is an independent, membership-based think tank formed in 1960.

For 60 years, CEDA has identified the policy issues that matter for Australia’s future and pursued solutions that deliver better economic and social outcomes for the greater good. 

CEDA’s independence and a membership base that spans across Australia and all sectors makes us unique in the Australian policy landscape, and enables us to bring together and harness the insights and ideas of a broad cross-section of industry, government, community and academia.

Working with our members, we deliver on our purpose by:



  • Work lifeOne-week additional paid leave during year-end; flexible work; study leave; and work from home options. 

  • WellbeingEmployee Assistance Program; mental health and wellbeing support and awareness; Wellbeing Leave; flexible floating public holiday.

  • Learning and developmentDedicated learning platformcompany sponsored training and development opportunities, including through our own platform CEDA Learningcross-training and collaboration between teams. 

  • Families12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregiverspaid superannuation during the first 52 weeks of parental leave; 20 days paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave. 

  • Other benefitsPhone allowancesalary packagingdiscounts from vendorsADF reserve leave. 


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Associate Director, Membership Adam Kinnest
"CEDA provides me with a genuine opportunity to be part of an impact and purpose-driven organisation; it has been a rewarding experience to work with like-minded leaders and peers who are all focused on achieving an ambitious vision of making tomorrow a better place for all. Working for CEDA has also allowed me to work collaboratively across a range of multidisciplinary teams comprised of seasoned industry experts and leaders who are always ready to share their knowledge and expertise."
Associate Director, Membership Ali Condon NSW
"Through CEDA membership, my purpose is to engage thought leaders from government, business, academia and community organisations meaningfully, inviting them to contribute to the conversations most critical to Australia’s future.

As a membership-based think tank, our independent research is strengthened by the diversity of our members' insights and expertise, so I genuinely value our members' voices. I feel inspired daily by the passionate discussions I share with my members and CEDA team; and by my purpose, as I believe broad collaboration and debate is crucial to shaping economic and social outcomes for the greater good."
Chief Economist Cassandra Winzar WA
"Working at CEDA gives me the opportunity to be curious, explore new ideas and contribute to important policy debates."
Senior Event Manager Cindy Zeuschner VIC
"CEDA provides a genuine opportunity to be part of a company that helps shape Australia’s economic and social development for the greater good. On a personal level, I have never experienced, to such a great degree, the amount of educating, coaching, mentoring, and generous sharing of information from all levels of the organisation."
Associate Director, Program and Innovation Clint O’Brien QLD
"I’ve long found the most rewarding aspects of working for CEDA to be the longstanding relationships I’ve made with colleagues and external stakeholders; the opportunity to work for an independent organisation unhindered by special interests; and the genuine interest people have in our purpose and work."
Researcher Ember Corpuz SA
"With CEDA, I'm able to contribute to the work of a leading think tank and also have an opportunity to work with our membership. I also value CEDA's independence and contribution to society's greater good and its ability to convene and engage with the wider community through its public events."
Membership Manager Jim Disher SA
"I am dedicated to the CEDA agenda and all that it achieves for the greater good of everyone that has involvement in it. We deliver an incredible program and membership offering and I work with a team that is as passionate as I am."
Program Manager Julia Tolj WA
"I have never been so stimulated as I am working at CEDA. As a staff member, in addition to CEDA members, we have access to reading, watching, listening to, and being immersed in so many mind-expanding issues. Taking in the news and current events has taken on a different perspective for me! 

I love the diversity in my role, from supporting our State Advisory Councils and our special advisory groups through to our leadership training programs. I really enjoy watching people grow through learning, which they do in the Copland Leadership Program. No days are ever the same for me at CEDA, and I enjoy that I can be working with members, venues, sponsors from all over the country."
Media Manager and Content Specialist Justine Parker NSW
"Working at CEDA provides a rare opportunity to be engaged in the critical policy debates that shape our nation’s future. Now, more than ever, it is vital that CEDA’s voice is heard, and I love that my role helps to make that happen. The team at CEDA is open, collaborative and passionate about achieving our purpose to help deliver better economic and social outcomes for the greater good."
Finance Manager Aaron Ni VIC
"CEDA is a family. The Melbourne office is not big, so everyone is close. The atmosphere is great, and the days go by quickly - that’s why people say time flies when you’re having fun."

Our values


The values at CEDA have been developed and designed by the team to represent who we are and what drives us.

Learn about CEDA's values