Executive Roundtable Series with
Frances Adamson

The Foreign Policy White Paper & Women in Leadership

In line with IPAA’s commitment to building capacity and furthering thought leadership within the public sector, we are proud to bring you a Professional Member Exclusive Executive Roundtable discussion featuring Frances Adamson, Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and President, IPAA ACT Division.

The Prime Minister released the Foreign Policy White Paper on 24 November 2017. It is the first comprehensive review of Australia's international engagement for 14 years and delivers a framework to ensure Australia’s prosperity and security by guiding our international efforts over the next decade and beyond. Secretary Adamson will provide an overview of the White Paper and its implications for South Australia. She will also speak on the subject of women in leadership, including DFAT’s development and implementation of a Women in Leadership Strategy to support women’s career advancement and build a more inclusive workplace culture.

About Frances Adamson:

Frances Adamson is Australia’s senior-most diplomat. Prior to her appointment as the first female to head DFAT, Frances was International Adviser to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. She has previously served as Australia’s Ambassador to China, in the Consulate-General in Hong Kong and advised Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence. Ms Adamson has twice served in the Australian High Commission in London, as Deputy High Commissioner and as Political Counsellor.

Ms Adamson is President of the Institute of Public Administration Australia ACT Division. She is a member of the Ethics Board, the Advisory Board of the Australian National University's National Security College and the Asia Society Australia Advisory Council.  Ms Adamson is a Special Adviser to the Male Champions of Change and a member of Chief Executive Women.  She was awarded a Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship in 2015.

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Events Details

Professional Members Exclusive Event!

Friday, 16th February 2018

2:30pm registration / networking
3:00pm - 4:00pm

DWS Boardroom, Level 1, 12 Pirie Street, Adelaide (map)

Light refreshments

Professional Members: Free


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