An experienced civil servant with over seven years experience developing policy on a variety of public interest matters, such as environmental concerns and international issues, including international trade.
- Skilled negotiator and policy advocate with prior experience working for the Australian Government on international trade forums, such as Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), as well as a variety of international environmental fora, such as the International Whaling Commission. She was a specialist negotiator in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an FTA between 12 countries, and led the development of strategic policy on environmental interests in FTAs for the Department of the Environment. She received two achievement awards from the Department for her work on international trade as well as high performance ratings in this period.
- Excellent communication skills with extensive experience developing briefing for Cabinet, Ministers, and senior executive civil servants. Her ability to communicate effectively, build collaborative relationships with stakeholders from across a variety of sectors resulted in over 600,000 hectares to being added Australia’s protected wetland estate through a policy initiate she led.
- Superb policy development and research skills, for example, her current work on transforming recent scientific findings into contemporary policy objectives for implementation of the Stockholm Convention has already received considerable praise from world-leading scientists in the area.
- Qualified Juris Doctor (postgraduate law degree) that included a major in international law, a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours), a Diploma of Project Management and received three prizes and a scholarship from the Australian National University for academic achievement in her Bachelor of Science.