Equity Economics draws on the expertise of a range of economic and policy consultants. All have experience in economic policy, government and corporate consulting.


Melissa is an accomplished development economist with over 14 years of experience across public policy, business and the not for profit sector.  

Melissa is a commercial and strategic thinker with a track record in leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex projects. For eight years, Melissa was a Senior Consultant at a major Australian engineering and environmental services firm where she led the delivery of socio-economic development projects in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Melissa has also held roles in the economic policy branch of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Australia and as a consultant to the World Bank in Vietnam.   Melissa continues to be engaged in a part-time capacity as Senior Economist at Save the Children, the world’s leading independent charity for children. 

Melissa holds a Masters in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford and is also a qualified lawyer.



Angela is an experienced public sector economist who has worked at the highest levels of Government, with a track record of delivering results under pressure and negotiating outcomes.

Angela was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister for Finance and Deregulation from November 2007 to September 2010.

As lead adviser for the Government’s private health insurer, Medibank Private, Angela developed a proposal, negotiated support and oversaw implementation of its corporatisation in 2009.

Currently completing a PhD in health economics, Angela have specialised knowledge of the health sector alongside an intimate understanding of Government. 



Nerida is an International Development Specialist with over 14 years of experience, including in Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Pacific Islands.

Having designed country and sector strategies, Nerida has extensive skills in development and evaluation. Nerida has expertise in governance, monitoring and evaluation having developed and delivered programs in these areas.

Nerida has exceptional diplomacy and representational skills and is a qualified lawyer with experience practising commercial law in Australia and China.

Her qualifications include a Master of International Affairs, (ANU), a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) & Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1999.

Nerida also speaks Bahasa Indonesian, has Intermediate Mandarin Chinese and conversational French.



Kristin is an experienced consultant with over 10 years experience working within and advising government.

Kristin has experience in a wide range of projects including, cost benefit analysis, economic impact assessments, policy development and evaluation, stakeholder consultation and regulatory reviews.

Having worked for the Federal Treasury and PricewaterhouseCoopers for the last ten years, Kristin is an experienced economist and adviser in a range of policy areas.

Kristin has completed her MBA at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.