Travers McLeodTravers McLeod is CPD’s Chief Executive Officer. He has worked as a Policy Adviser for the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. There he focused on Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, chaired by Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. 

Travers has taught in Australia and the UK, including nearly two years as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Merton College, Oxford. He has also worked as a lawyer and was an associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. Travers remains an Associate of the Oxford Martin School and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences. 

Travers grew up in Exmouth and Perth in Western Australia, and graduated from the University of Western Australia with first-class honours degrees in arts and law. He completed a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Travers’ first book, Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency Doctrine in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.


Jemima Moore

Jemima Moore is CPD’s General Manager, bringing a diverse range of financial, organisational and operational experience. Jemima was the founding Art Director of the Financial Review Magazine and her career in publishing, advertising and communications spans roles as Creative Director, Account Director and Agency Manager. She’s worked with clients such as The Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, The Australian Ballet, Oxfam Australia, the Australian Stock Exchange and Fairfax Media. Prior to joining CPD, Jemima ran her own ethical advertising agency. She has a passion for inspiring young talent and cultivating opportunity and ideas through community spirit and action, and is Business Advisor to the UTS Chapter of Enactus.

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.

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Christopher Stone - CPD Research AssistantChristopher Stone is the Research director of CPD’s Public Service Research 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.

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abi smithAbi 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.

 Contact: abi.smith(at)*

Telephone: 02 9043 6815 or 0401 388 008


Michael Hayman - CPD researcher

Michael Hayman is a researcher for CPD’s Sustainable Economy Program. He has completed a Master of Economics at the University of New South Wales, following a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining CPD, Michael worked as a development economist, with consulting experience spanning environmental, resource and agricultural economics issues across various industries and applications, as well as innovative public-private investment schemes. In addition, Michael has experience in making and distributing wine with a number of wineries and distributors and has also worked in teaching and tutoring.

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