Each state branch of the ESA supports the WEN. The state branches will organise WEN events and coordinate other activities such as student outreach. The branch is supported in these activities by a WEN state committee. Current committee members are listed below: 

Australian Capital Territory

Rebecca Cassells (Chair)

Associate Professor
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

Cherelle Murphy (Vice Chair)

Senior Economist

Jennifer Bradley (Secretary)

Senior Policy Analyst
Climate Change Authority

Christine Duke (Treasurer)

Associate Director
Deloitte Access Economics

Catie Bradbear

Senior Research Economist,
Productivity Commission

Vera Holenstein

Senior Adviser
The Treasury

Caitlin Murray

Economic Adviser
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Caley Shepard

Senior Economist
Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Shakira Jones

Director, Emerging Policy Issues
Bureau of Communications Research, Dept of Communications & the Arts

New South Wales

Pip Freebairn (Chair)

Associate Director
Australian Bankers' Association

Xuan Den (Secretary)

Principal Analyst
NSW Treasury

Priscilla Fisher

Researcher and Student
University of New England

Nikki Hutley

Director and Chief Economist

Jessica Irvine

Economics correspondent
Fairfax Media

Jennifer Liao

University of Sydney

Dr Alexandra Lobb

Senior Consultant
Acil Allen

Stephanie Parsons

Reserve Bank of Australia

Taleen Shamilan

Managing Director
Advisory Street

Leith Thompson

Economics Coordinator
Burwood Girls High

Kaixin Owong

(ESA NSW Branch Committee Representative, Coordinator & Treasurer)
Reserve Bank of Australia

Ann Whitfield



Tina Rampino (Chair)

Research Fellow
Life Course Centre, Institute for Social Science Research, 
University of Queensland 

Fiona M Ricardo (Secretary)

Director of Economic Research and Analysis
Department of Transport and Main Roads

Celeste Abbondanza (Treasurer)

Assistant Business Relationship Manager
QBE Insurance and
Communication Officer of YE Queensland

Renuka Mahadevan

Associate Professor,
UQ (School of Economics)

Parisa Mahyari

Research Analyst

Rigissa Megalokonomou

UQ (School of Economics)

Christine Smith

Griffith Business School

Katie Vaynbaum

Research Coordinator
Best Practice Australia and
President of YE Queensland

South Australia

Dr Bethany Cooper (Chair)

Senior Research Fellow
School of Commerce, University of South Australia

Elise Vincent (Treasurer)

Senior Analyst,
Department of Treasury and Finance

Elizabeth Alvaro (Secretary)

Senior Analyst, 
Deloitte Access Economics

Duygu Yengin

Associate Professor 
Deputy Head of School of Economics, University of Adelaide

Zara Shroff

Senior Economic Policy Officer,
Office of the Economic Development Board


Mala Raghavan (Tasmanian representative)

Lecturer School of Business and Economics
University of Tasmania

Mary Bennett

Agricultural Economist
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Alecia Hawkes

Principal Economic Analyst
Department of Treasury and Finance

Elena Tinch

Corporate Finance Analyst
Hydro Tasmania


Leonora Risse (Chair)

Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
RMIT University

Caitlin Campbell (Secretary)

Department of Treasury & Finance, Victorian Goverment

Lucille Danks (Treasurer)

Business Analyst
McKinsey & Company

Catherine Bain

Research and Inquiry Manager
Productivity Commission

Louise Barth

Senior Economist
Department of Treasury & Finance, Victorian Goverment 

Karen Cheah

Development Effectiveness Coordinator, Indigenous Australia Program
Fred Hollows Foundation

Timmee Grinham

Economics Education Consultant
Fintona Girls' School & Victorian Commercial Teachers Association

Rebecca King

Deloitte Access Economics

Solmaz Meslehi

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
Monash University

Claire Moritz

Aalto Consulting

Riki Polygenis

Head of Australian Economics

Leonie Swarbrick

Executive Officer
Victorian Commercial Teachers Association

Julia Talbott

Deloitte Access Economics

Danielle Wood

Program Director
Grattan Institute

Simone Wong

Senior Economist 
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Western Australia

Sally McMahon (Chair)

Director, Sally McMahon and Associates

Maria Mangano

Sessional Tutor
Edith Cowan University

Margaret Giles

Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Law and
Researcher at Centre for Innovative Practice
Edith Cowan University

Anusha Mahendran

Senior Policy Officer
Department of Commerce

Rebecca White

Senior Analyst, Economic Regulation Authority

Ana Davogic

Senior Analyst
Deloitte Access Economics

Rhian Bilclough

Humanities and Social Sciences Teacher
Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Melville Senior High School

Astghik Mavisakalyan

Senior Research Fellow, 
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Gabrielle McGrath

Deloitte Access Economics

Courtney Fitzsimmons (Vice-Chair)

Manager Economic Regulation at Water Corporation

Danielle Leotta

Curtin University

Emily Wood

Curtin University

In the future, positions on the state committees will determined by a vote of the membership. In late 2017 we will provide more details about how to nominate for a role on your state committee. 


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