Arnaldo Barone is the Victorian TAFE Association Director of Policy and Advocacy. Arnaldo has a long history working in education and policy environments, having most recently been Senior Advisor at Victoria University, where he provided support and strategic advice to the University’s senior leaders.
Prior to that, Arnaldo held a role at the Property Council of Australia as Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, which followed years of experience gained in government, including working in the offices of the Hon Rob Hulls MP, who was Victorian Attorney General, and the Hon John Lenders MP, who was Victorian Treasurer.
Arnaldo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy. His Doctorate was awarded the History of Economic Thought Society’s Best Doctoral Dissertation for 2013. The thesis considered economic and social development in Darwinian terms, with social evolution occurring through the natural selection of social, economic and cultural traditions and institutions. The theses was transformed into a book that was published by Routledge in 2016.