Ms Anne Plunkett
Ms Plunkett is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade who has held the position of Assistant Secretary, Protocol Branch and Chief of Protocol, from November 2009 until December 2011.
Ms Plunkett served overseas as Australian Ambassador to Ireland with non-resident accreditation to the Holy See, and Deputy Head of Mission to Fiji with earlier postings to New Delhi, Tanzania and Honolulu.
Ms Plunkett holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of New England. She is married with three children and is learning Portuguese.