Miriam Lyons is the Executive Director of CPD. She is a regular guest on the ABC shows Q&A and The Drum and co-edited the book ‘More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now‘ with Mark Davis. Miriam was a delegate to the 2020 Summit and was profiled in the Thinkers category of The Australian’s Emerging Leaders series, as a ‘Woman Shaping Australia’ in Madison Magazine and as an AFR Boss 2010 ‘True Leader’. She is on the board of the Centre for Australian Progress and the advisory committee of the Centre for Cosmopolitan Civil Societies at UTS. Formerly policy coordinator for New Matilda, Miriam has a history of bringing policy ideas to new audiences, as the former director of the Interface Festival of Ideas in Sydney, and the Ideas Program for the Straight out of Brisbane Festival. Miriam has also worked as a freelance writer and researcher and as a media development consultant in East Timor.
View Miriam’s recent work here.
Laura Eadie is CPD’s Research Director for the Sustainable economy program. Laura’s core skill is providing rigorous thinking to support evidence-based decision-making, with a focus on the intersection of policy, economics and sustainability. Her experience spans corporate strategy consulting, management experience in green finance and natural resources policy advice. Laura is a member of the Green Capital advisory committee for TEC. She is a UTS Business School Associate, and has qualifications in environmental management, finance & investment, and industrial chemistry.
Christopher Stone is the Research director of CPD’s Public service program. His interests focus on the use of social science concepts and findings to improve the effectiveness of regulation and governance. Christopher has previously worked in university research centres focusing on environmental law and policy. He has worked with a range of state government departments and a number of local governments in previous projects. He has qualifications in law, psychology, and philosophy.
Abi Smith is CPD’s Communications Manager. Her background straddles the community and public sectors, with six years managing communications for the VISION 2020 Global Initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she worked closely with the World Health Organization and NGO partners. Prior to moving into the non-profit field, Abi worked in magazine publishing for over ten years.
Adrian March is Editorial assistant on the Pushing Our Luck book project, the CPD’s 2013 federal election book. He completed his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney in 2011. He was co-editor of R. G Casey: Minister for External Affairs 1951-60 with Melissa Conley Tyler and John Robbins CSC, released by the Australian Institute of International Affairs in February 2013.
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