Miriam Lyons

Miriam Lyons is the former Executive Director of CPD. She is a regular guest on the ABC TV shows Q&A and The Drum. For the CPD Miriam was editor of Pushing Our Luck: Ideas for Australian progress, and co-editor with Mark Davis of More Than Luck: Ideas Australia needs now.

Miriam was a delegate to the 2020 Summit and has been 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.