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Author's Name: Melinda Cliento
Date: Thu 16 Feb 2023

Melinda Cliento

Melinda is the CEO of CEDA. She is also a non-executive director of Australian Unity and
Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia. Melinda is also a member of the Parliamentary Budget
Office panel of expert advisors and Generation One’s Advisory Panel - Indigenous Employment
Scorecard Project.

She was previously a non-executive director of Woodside Petroleum, a Commissioner with the
Productivity Commission and Deputy CEO and Chief Economist with the Business Council of
Australia. Melinda has also previously held senior roles with the Federal Department of Treasury,
Invesco and the International Monetary Fund.

Melinda’s executive and director experience covers the corporate, government and not-for-profit
sectors and she has a strong track record of working collaboratively across sectors.
Melinda’s professional qualifications include a Masters of Economics (Australian National
University), and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), (Flinders
University, SA). She is a graduate of the AICD Company Directors Course.

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