Alison Carrington commenced as Director of the Queensland State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in June 2015. In this role she is responsible for managing DFAT’s engagement with a range of local stakeholders, including the State Government and Queensland’s business and academic communities.
Ms Carrington is a career DFAT officer. Most recently she headed the European Union Section and the Sea Law, Environment Law and Antarctic Section in Canberra. Prior to this she spent a number of years representing Australia at UN climate change negotiations. Overseas she has served as Third, and later Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Berlin, as well as undertaking short term missions in Jordan and Trinidad and Tobago.
Ms Carrington holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from The University of Queensland. She is married and has one son.