Governance and TAS Branch Council Members

The Economic Society of Australia (Tasmania Branch) Inc. (ESA-TAS) is one of seven state/territory based branches which comprise the Economic Society of Australia (the Society). As a federation of regional groups the Society is united by a Central Council made up of 12 individuals; seven state-based presidents, two national editors and a three-member executive team (President, Secretary and Treasurer). The Central Council through publishes two journals (Economic Record and Economic Papers).

A Branch Council is elected each year to provide voluntary administration and organisation of the Society. The Council organises functions, engages with students, represents the organisation at conferences and meetings, and advises on the strategic direction of the organisation.

We are always looking for members to involve themselves in the running of the organisation. Please contact us at admin@esatas.org.au to express your interest in becoming involved.

The Tasmania Branch Council consists of:


Mary Bennett Coordinator, Social Action and Research Centre (SARC), Anglicare Tasmania


Dr Paul Blacklow Lecturer, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, UTAS


Alison Watt Assistant Director, Economic Policy Branch, Dept. of Treasury & Finance


Liam Brown Student, Economics, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, UTAS
Amelia Hickman Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Branch, Dept. of Treasury & Finance

Dr Biplob Chowdhury Lecturer in Economics, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, UTAS

Dr Bob Cotgrove Retired Transport Economist
Philippa Chong Australian Taxation Office

Loveth Ochayi Assistant Director, Department of Industry, Science and resources

Dr Isaac Poole Chief Investment Officer, Oreanna Group

Kerry Hudson Principal Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Branch, Dept. Treasury & Finance

Dr Maria Yanotti Senior Lecturer, Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, UTAS

Mohammed Huque Independent Consultant
Sarah Hill Australian Taxation Office

Preston Tsamassiros Economist, Deloitte-Access Economics

Ari Margalhaes Managing Director, OmniStrategic

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