CEDA Trustee End-of-Year Sundowner

CEDA Trustee End-of-Year Sundowner

Dec 4
CEDA welcomes Trustees to join us for an invitation-only, end-of-year celebration, which includes the release of CEDA’s latest research Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development.
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Melinda Cilento, Chief Executive, CEDA
John Langoulant AO, WA State President, CEDA

Event Overview

CEDA WA’s Trustee End-of-Year Sundowner allows us to reflect on the year that has been. This year CEDA Chief Executive Officer, Melinda Cilento will share insights from CEDA’s latest research and provide an overview on CEDA’s 2019 research program.

Building on CEDA’s June Community Pulse nation-wide poll that identified the issues of most importance to Australians, CEDA’s report being released at this event, Connecting people with progress: securing future economic development, provides a framework for future policy agendas for economic and social policy reform.

CEDA State President, John Langoulant AO, will also address Trustees with a recap of 2018 and his views on where the WA economy is heading in 2019.

To thank you for your support of CEDA and contributions throughout the year, attendees will then enjoy time for refreshments and networking.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.


Meet the speakers

Melinda Cilento
Chief Executive, CEDA

Melinda Cilento is an economist, experienced executive and company director. She has served as a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission, in senior roles in Federal Treasury and as Chief Economist and Deputy CEO at the Business Council of Australia.

John Langoulant AO
WA State President, CEDA

John Langoulant has extensive executive experience in the private and public sectors including as the Western Australian Under Treasurer, Chief Executive Officer with Australian Capital Equity, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia and the Oakajee Port and Rail project.

John is currently Board Chairman at the Government Employees Superannuation Board, the Northern Territory’s Power and Water Corporation, Westpac Banking Group WA, Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, Rottnest Island Authority and the Dampier to Bunbury Gas Pipeline.  John is a Director of The National Disability Insurance Agency and also holds chair positions with Telethon Kids Institute, CEDA WA, the Committee for Perth and ARTrinsic.

He recently completed a Special Inquiry for the State Government into Government Programs and Projects covering the period 2008-17.

John was awarded an AO in 2010 for distinguished service to business and commerce, particularly through leadership and management roles and to the community of Western Australia. 

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Trustee event advice - Coronavirus

We at CEDA are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently running Trustee roundtable discussions virtually and face-to-face where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face roundtables, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised.

In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA is closely monitoring government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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