Co-directors Tasmania State Office, Ms Harriet Baillie and Mr Charles Brewer

Harriet Baillie

Harriet Baillie took up the position of Co-Director of the Tasmania State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in October 2017, where she is jointly responsible for managing DFAT’s engagement with its diverse local stakeholders, including the State Government and Tasmania's business and academic communities.

Ms Baillie is a career officer with fifteen years’ experience in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has served overseas as First Secretary in the Australian Embassy in Paris (2013-17) and as Third Secretary in the Australian High Commission in Port Vila (2004-06). While in Paris, she was the first Australian diplomatic exchange officer to work in the French Foreign Ministry, and covered Bilateral Antarctic issues.

In Canberra, she worked as Departmental Liaison Officer to then Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Duncan Kerr SC (2008-09) and was seconded to work on setting up the Australian Civilian Corps, coordinated by the then AusAID (2009). She has also worked in Canberra on multilateral environment and disarmament issues, and Australia's relationships with the Pacific Islands.

Ms Baillie was born in Sydney, graduating from UNSW with BSc (Hons). Prior to joining DFAT she had a 10 year career as a marine ecologist, including working in Japan. She speaks French, Bislama, and conversational Japanese.

Charles Brewer

Charles Brewer took up the position of Co-Director of the Tasmania State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in October 2017, where he is jointly responsible for managing DFAT’s engagement with its diverse local stakeholders, including the State Government and Tasmania's business and academic communities.

Mr Brewer is a career officer with 11 years’ experience in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has served overseas as Senior Administrative Officer in the Office of the Special Coordinator of the Regional Mission to the Solomon Islands (2010-11) and has been deployed for short-term missions in Papua New Guinea, Paris, Warsaw, Athens, Brussels, Dublin.

In Canberra, he worked as an Executive Officer across many corporate functions including ICT, Security, Finance and Human Resources and managed the International Relations Grants Program.

Mr Brewer was born in London, graduating from ANU with BCom (Hons) and BSc and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2010. Prior to joining DFAT he had a 9 year career as a management accountant, auditor and corporate manager, mainly in the private sector.

Last Updated: 5 December 2017