Andrea Gleason commenced as Director of the DFAT Western Australian State Office in April 2015. She is responsible for managing the Department’s engagement with its diverse stakeholders in Western Australia, across government, business, academia and civil society.
A career diplomat, Ms Gleason has served overseas in Washington DC and Stockholm. She has extensive experience in trade policy issues and negotiations and her previous assignments include Director, APEC Trade and Investment Section and Director, Trade Policy Section. She holds a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from ANU and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Queensland.