CEDA team


CEDA has offices and team members in each state.

Please note due to COVID-19, all CEDA staff are currently working remotely. 

Chief Executive

Melinda Cilento - Chief Executive (Melbourne) 
Learn more about Melinda Cilento

Elaine Jenkins - Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive (Melbourne) 


People and Culture

Belinda Gleeson - Director, People and Culture (Melbourne)
Learn more about Belinda Gleeson

Michelle-Ann Cas - HR Coordinator (Melbourne)



Mel Nelson - Director, Membership (Melbourne)
Learn more about Mel Nelson 

Louise Claridge - Associate Director, Membership (Sydney)

Susan Austin - Membership Manager (Brisbane)

Jim Disher - Membership Manager (Adelaide)

Mark Flower - Membership Manager (Melbourne)

Rehana Khan - Membership Manager (Perth)


Research and Policy 

Jarrod Ball - Chief Economist (Melbourne)
Learn more about Jarrod Ball

David Bowtell - Associate Director, Policy (Sydney)

Gabriela D'Souza - Senior Economist (Melbourne)

Ember Corpuz - Researcher & Economist (Adelaide) 



Sharon Smyth - Chief Operations Officer (Melbourne)
Learn more about Sharon Smyth

Aaron Ni - Finance Manager (Melbourne)

Allen Huang - Accounts Officer (Melbourne)

Sasha Talbot - National IT Manager (Melbourne)

Hedley Jackson - Senior Web Developer (Melbourne)

Danielle Walker - Junior Web Developer (Melbourne)

Darren Luduwyke - Business Analyst (Melbourne) 

Partnerships and Collaboration

Hamilton Calder - Director, Partnerships and Collaboration (Adelaide)
Learn more about Hamilton Calder

Julia Tolj - Partnerships and Collaboration Advisor (Perth)


Roxane Punton - Director, Communications (Melbourne) 
Learn more about Roxanne Punton

Holly Tucker - Senior Digital Communications Advisor (Melbourne) 

Dean Poulopoulos - Multimedia Advisor (Melbourne) 

Tiernan Morrison - Content and Publications Advisor (Melbourne) 

Daniel Zander - Communications Officer (Melbourne) 


Fleur Morales - Director, Programming (Melbourne)
Learn more about Fleur Morales

Sharon Braun - Associate Director, Program and Delivery (Melbourne)

Clint O'Brien - Associate Director, Program and Innovation (Brisbane)

Jugal Chandawalla - Senior Event Producer (Sydney)

Nia Cho - Senior Event Producer (Brisbane)

Marianne Bell - Membership and Events Coordinator (Sydney)

Michelle Cunningham - Membership and Events Coordinator (Brisbane)

Rosie Fares - Membership and Events Coordinator (Perth)

Cindy Zeuschner - Membership and Events Coordinator (Melbourne)

Rekha Choudhary - Membership and Events Coordinator (Sydney)

Hayley Falcinella - Membership and Events Coordinator (Adelaide)

Isabelle Lewis - Membership and Events Coordinator (Melbourne)


Get in touch with the CEDA team

Telephone 03 9662 3544    

Email us

Explore our website

Contact the CEDA office in your state

ABN 49 008 600 922  


Media Contact

Roxanne Punton
Director, Communications
Telephone: 03 9652 8424

Email Roxanne