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Kylie Coulson


With over 20 years’ experience, Kylie Coulson’s professional experience has focused on public financial management and policy in Australian state and federal government, and in the Pacific through work with AusAID and the World Bank, and as a volunteer at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development.

She has introduced outcome-based budgeting in an Australian state government department, audited federal political parties, negotiated education and health funding reform with the Commonwealth government, and assessed the capacity of public financial management systems and processes in several Asia-Pacific countries.

Kylie is an Adjunct Professor at the Curtin University School of Accounting, Western Australia. With a focus on public financial management, her research interests include public sector governance and accountability, international development, evaluation and reporting on government service delivery, and effective policy and decision making in government.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Professional Accounting and a Doctor of Business Administration, and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of CPA Australia, and is a divisional councillor of CPA Australia (WA Division).