Kate Miller (Chair)
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. After many years as producer and broadcaster for ABC Radio particularly Radio National she became ABC Manager Regionals in Western Australia 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. In 2003 Kate was appointed Government Relations Manager for the NSW Department for Women (2003-2004).
Kate became General Manager of the Barking Gecko Theatre Company in Western Australia in 2006 (2006-2008). During this period Kate was also a member and then Deputy Chair of the Board of Artsource: the Artists Foundation of WA , the peak body for visual artists in Western Australia. Kate joined the Board of the Centre for Policy Development in 2008 and became chair in 2010.
Mark Burford is a Principal in The Nous Group’s Strategy and Public Policy practice. Mark has over twenty years experience advising and solving complex policy problems for governments in many areas of public policy. He has worked at senior levels for State and Commonwealth governments on a diverse range of issues – including in recent years water resource policy and climate change, skilled migration and population policy, housing affordability, vocational education and training, school and tertiary education reform, economic policy and public sector management. Most recently Mark was senior adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, with a special focus on vocational education, higher education and intergovernmental reform.
Tony Douglas is a director of media and polling group Essential Media Communications, which specializes in campaigns on public education, the environment, workers’ rights and other public issues. Prior to EMC, Tony was a broadcast journalist, designing and producing Australia’s first national environment radio program, ‘Watching Brief’, and helping design and manage Radio Australia’s regional environment information project with AusAID (1990-1992).
Martin Foley is a former senior adviser in the Victorian Government and former Secretary of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Services Union. Now Member for Albert Park, he has a longstanding interest in progressive policy change and ways in which new forms of decision making and democratic participation can be fostered in the lives of Australians.
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.
Antoinette le Marchant
Antoinette le 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.
For more than fifteen years Nick Moraitis has been driving social change in New York, Toronto, London and Sydney. He co-founded one of the world’s first social networks, TakingITGlobal.org, played a leading role in the growth of Australia’s foremost campaigning organisation GetUp, worked in global strategy at Amnesty’s International Secretariat and managed public engagement for Greenpeace. As founder of Sydney-based consultancy Make Believe, Nick developed winning campaigns and internal innovation projects for more than seventy non-profits. He currently serves on the boards of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Centre for Policy Development.
Greg Smith is Adjunct Professor, Economic and Social Policy, Australian Catholic University (Canberra) and consults and teaches in economic and social policy, and public policy advising. He is a member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission. Until 2004 Greg held senior positions in the Australian Treasury, including Executive Director Budget Group and Revenue Group, head of the Financial System and Tax Policy Divisions and Secretary to the Financial System Inquiry (1997). In the mid 1980s he was tax policy adviser in the Office of the Treasurer. He has been a member in recent years of several policy review processes including state budget reviews, a land transport taskforce, and the Future Tax System Review (2008-09).
CPD’s founding Chair John Menadue AO is now a CPD Fellow.