WEN's State and Territory branches contribute by organising localised WEN events and activities, as well as contributing to WEN's national initiatives.

Each WEN State and Territory branch also works alongside their respective ESA Council to deliver services and resources to our members, and contribute towards WEN and ESA's shared goals.

All positions on WEN Committees are voluntary roles. Positions on WEN's branch committees are determined by a nomination and election process.

If you would like to find out more about serving your State or Territory's WEN Committee, please get in touch with our administration team.

Below we acknowledge the valuable contributions of our current Branch Committee members, whose dedicated planning efforts, experience, enthusiasm and inspiring ideas are a driving force of the network.

WEN State/Territory Committees 2021 

Australian Capital Territory

Linda Ward (Chair)

Acting Parliamentary Budget Officer

Cecilia Karmel (Secretary)

The Treasury

Christine Duke (Treasurer)

Senior Advisor
Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Catie Bradbear (WEN Mentoring)

Inquiry Manager
Productivity Commission

Rebecca Cassells

Associate Professor and Deputy Director
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

Jolien Mikosza

Deputy Head of Funding and Liquidity
Australian Office of Fincancial Management

Cherelle Murphy

Senior Economist

Dr Maria Racionero

Associate Professor, Research School of Economics
Australian National University

Ellouise Roberts

Associate Director
Deloitte Access Economics

Cate Rogers

Assistant Secretary
Development Policy Taskforce
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

New South Wales

Dr Alexandra Lobb (Chair)

Acil Allen

Sarah Close (Deputy Chair)


Dr Kar Mei Tang (Secretary)

Chief Circular Economist,
NSW Circular

Chirine Dada (Treasurer)

Associate Director
Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

Evie Fox Koob

Deloitte Access Economics

Rebecca Hiscock-Croft

Senior Manager - Economics, Regulation & Policy

Taleen Shamilan

Managing Director
Advisory Street

Bronwyn Taylor

Senior Economist
HoustonKemp Economists

Lorena White

Financial and Political Economics Student
University of Sydney

Rhiannon Yetsenga

Deloitte Access Economics

Northern Territory

Dr Maneka Jayasinghe

Lecturer in Economics,
Charles Darwin University

Luana Cormac

Economic Development and Environment,
Northern Territory Government 


Dr Christine Williams (President)

Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland
Chair, Board of Life Sciences Queensland

Dr Louisa Coglan (Vice-President)

Associate Professor
School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Karen Hooper (Secretary)

Principal Commissioner
Queensland Productivity Commission

Dr Sarah Cornell-Farrow (Treasurer)

Queensland Productivity Commission

Celeste Roff-Marsh (Assistant Treasurer)

Senior ESG Analyst
Impact & Responsible Investments, QBE Insurance

Corrie Feldman (Executive Director)

Rural and Industry Economist
Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Dr Radhika Lahiri (Executive Director)

Senior Lecturer
School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Tina Rampino (Executive Director)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for the Business and Economics of Health,
University of Queensland 

South Australia

Elizabeth Alvaro (Chair)

Associate Director
Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Ye (Hannah) Han (Secretary)

Visiting Lecturer
University of Adelaide

Elise Vincent (Treasurer)

Project Officer
Commercial and Economics Branch, Dept Treasury and Finance

Laura Bills

Graduate Economist
Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Bethany Cooper

Senior Research Fellow
School of Commerce, UniSA Business School

Zara Shroff

Project Manager
Department of Premier & Cabinet

Georgia Wiley

University of Adelaide

Dr Duygu Yengin

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


Dr Maria Yanotti (Chair)

School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Mary Bennett

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

Dr Mala Raghavan

School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania

Alecia Hawkes

Principal Economic Analyst
Department of Treasury and Finance

Elena Tinch

Corporate Finance Analyst
Hydro Tasmania


Janine Bialecki (Chair)

Principal Economist

Jessica Young (incoming Co-Chair)

Specialist Energy Advisor – Energy Sector Reform
Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Lucy Percival (Treasurer and incoming Co-Chair)

Senior Economist, Economic Division
Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance 

Alyssa Cameron (Secretary)

Senior Economist
Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Caitlin Campbell

Senior Economist
Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Dr Janine Dixon

Associate Professor
Centre of Policy Studies, 
Victoria University

Monika Grierson

Senior Economist
Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance

Isabelle Layton

Project Officer
Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Dr Solmaz Moslehi

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics, Monash University

Dr Leonora Risse

Lecturer in Economics
School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University

Western Australia

Sally McMahon (Chair)

Managing Director - Sally McMahon & Associates
Head of Economic Regulation & Energy Policy
Spark Infrastructure

Rebecca White (Deputy Chair)

Principal Policy Analyst
Energy Policy WA

Loveth Ochayi (Secretary)

Nous Group

Jennifer Kirk (Media & Marketing Co-Ordinator)

Associate Director, Government Relations
Cannings Purple

Lipakshi Dhar (Events Lead)

Senior Analyst
Economic Regulation Authority

Anusha Mahendran (YEN Representative)

Principal Policy Officer
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety

Jacinta Blott

Senior Analyst
Deloitte Access Economics

Dr Astghik Mavisakalyan

Associate Professor
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

Dr Silvia Salazar

Research Fellow
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

Maria Sandoval-Guzman

PhD Scholar
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Curtin University

Cassandra Winzar

Principal Economist
Department of Communities


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