Ms Marion Walshe is an experienced career diplomat who has served in a variety of roles both in Canberra and overseas. Marion has undertaken eight postings during her career, most recently returning from Brazil where in addition to heading the administration of the Embassy she was the Australian Government Olympic and Paralympic Coordinator. During her time in Brazil she was also responsible for the support and coordination of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Marion has also served in PNG, Canada, Indonesia, Switzerland, Russia, Vanuatu and the United Arab Emirates. While Melbourne born, Marion has a strong interest in Tasmania and its development. She is keen to promote Tasmania as an investment and export hub as well as an ideal tourism and education destination.
Marion’s other interests include sport (particularly the Paralympic Movement), music, cooking, food and wine and travel. Marion has an 18 year old daughter studying Sport Development at Deakin University.