Terry Moran AC (Chair)
Terry Moran served as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia’s most senior public servant position, from 2008 to 2011. As Secretary, Terry was responsible for leading the work of the Department on national security and international policy; environment, industry and economic policy; social policy and reforms negotiated by the Council of Australian Governments; and coordination of government administration, including Cabinet support. During the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, he helped to lead the development of Australia’s highly successful policy responses. He also chaired the Advisory Group on the Reform of Australian Government Administration, which developed a blueprint for reform of the Australian Public Service. Prior to joining PM&C, Terry held a number of senior positions at state and federal level, including Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria, Director-General of Education in Queensland and CEO of the Australian National Training Authority. In 2012 Terry was named a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for “eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration”. Terry is also Chair of the NSW Barangaroo Delivery Authority, Chair of the Melbourne Theatre Company, a member of CEDA’s Board of Governors, and a Special Adviser at the Boston Consulting Group. He sits on the editorial board of The Mandarin.
Jeni Whalan (Deputy Chair)
Jeni Whalan is a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Queensland’s School of Political Science and International Studies and the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, as well a Research Associate of the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford. She works at the intersection of analysis and practice to improve the design, implementation and evaluation of foreign, security and development policy, bringing a strong understanding of international relations to CPD. She has worked as a foreign policy advisor in the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet and Department of Defence, and as a consultant to the International Peace Institute, the International Forum for the Challenges of Peace Operations, and the UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Her recent book ‘How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy and Effectiveness’ was published by Oxford University Press.
A Rhodes Scholar, Jeni holds a DPhil and MPhil (with Distinction) in International Relations from the University of Oxford. She is currently Chief Investigator on two large Australian Research Council projects.
Antoinette le Marchant
Antoinette Marchant is the former CEO of KU Children’s Services, having recently retired after 13 years with the organisation. Antoinette has had a long senior career in the NSW and Federal public services, including at the Cabinet Office, Attorney General’s Department and NSW Transport as well as Comcare, the Federal Government’s workers compensation and occupational health and safety agency. She is a former editor of the Australian Quarterly and director of the Australian Institute of Political Science, its publisher. She was the inaugural chair of the NSW Public Transport Authority and was, until recently, on the NSW Government’s Social Justice Reference Group, the NSW Motor Accident Authority and the Central Sydney Planning Committee. She chaired the CPD from 2008 to 2009.
Kate Miller has extensive senior executive experience in media, government and arts organisations. Kate worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as a broadcaster and senior manager from 1974 till 2000. Kate worked for ABC Radio for many years as producer and broadcaster particularly Radio National. She became Western Australia Regional Manager, and then Radio Manager, State Manager and State Director of the ABC in New South Wales. Kate became a member of the Advisory Council of the Sydney Institute of Technology in 2001 and chair 2002-2005. Kate was appointed Government Relations Manager for the NSW Department for Women 2003-2004. Kate then became General Manager of the Barking Gecko Theatre Company in Western Australia in 2006-2008. During this period Kate was also a member and then Deputy Chair of the Board of Artsource: the Artists Foundation of WA – a peak body for visual artists in Western Australia. Kate joined the Board of the Centre for Policy Development in 2008, becoming chair in 2010.
Luke Green is a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading strategy advisory firms. He is experienced in working with Boards, CEOs and senior members of international corporations and governments across Australia, the USA, UK, Europe and Asia. He is a member of BCG’s Public Sector Practice in Australia. Luke is active in many social impact ventures, particularly in the areas of sustainable agriculture (in Australia and the USA), Indigenous development, and future generations. Prior to BCG, Luke was a lawyer with Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York and King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction, Dean’s List) from the London Business School, and has degrees in Law (First Class Honours) and Economics.
A strategic thinker, organisational consultant, facilitator and writer, Martin Stewart-Weeks’ work explores the intersection of policy, government, technology and innovation. From 2001 to 2013, Martin led the Asia-Pacific public sector team in the consulting and innovation arm of Cisco Systems. His team worked on policy and reform projects in government, education, human services and urbanisation in India, China, South-East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He was part of Cisco’s higher education practice in Australia and New Zealand and continues to represent Cisco, for whom he is a strategic advisor, on the Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHERT). Read more
Nadine Flood is National Secretary of the CPSU. After studying economics at Macquarie University and being a union delegate in universities and local government, Nadine began as an organiser with the CPSU in 1995, representing members across government agencies and in Telstra. She has also worked with the ACTU and with international unions such as the SIEU in America. In more recent times, Nadine has represented CPSU members in agencies such as DEEWR, ABS and the APSC as well as directing the CPSU’s involvement in the Your Rights at Work campaign.
Rob Partos (Treasurer)
Rob Partos has solid experience in funds management, treasury and custody, working with Charter Hall Funds Management, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, Rubicon Asset Management and National Australia Bank among others. He studied economics at La Trobe University and the Securities Institute of Australia. Now concentrating on professional roles which use his experience in loans, hedge compliance and foreign exchange, Rob has developed and implemented various management systems for reporting and risk management, has managed teams of staff and worked in high pressure deadline-driven reporting teams. He continues to volunteer with various community organisations.
Vishal Beri has over 23 years’ experience in the government, private and not for profit sectors, including at executive and Board level. He is the founder and managing director of Aegis Consulting Group, a boutique international consultancy providing public policy, economics, political, communications and strategy advice in Australia, United Kingdom and Singapore. Vishal advises governments and business on a range of social and economic policy issues including energy, transport, health, welfare, financial services, and environment. He has advised on the design and implementation of major economic and social policy reforms including National Competition Policy and the strategic commissioning of government service delivery. Prior to creating Aegis Consulting Group in 2002, Vishal was a senior policy adviser in the Australian and NSW Governments, including the NSW Cabinet Office and Australian Treasury. He was also a senior adviser to a Cabinet Minister in the NSW Government. Vishal has served on company Boards in the pharmaceutical and tourism industries and also been a non-executive Director of a community housing provider. In recent years he has written major published reports on infrastructure, financial services and conservation, and has also had several opinion articles on domestic and international policy published in the Australian press. Vishal has a Masters degree in International Relations and Bachelors degrees in Law and Political Science.
Wendy Field possesses more than 20 years’ experience in management, administration and leadership across a range of areas, including the community sector, policy and advocacy organisations and public service sectors at State and Commonwealth Government levels. With initial training as a social worker, Wendy spent several years working with homeless people, primarily youth and chronically homeless women. She also completed a second degree in Social Sciences later in her career. Prior to joining CPD she held a number of leadership roles across a wide variety of policy and program areas in the Australian Government Department of Family, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA).