Ms Gordon-Smith is a career public servant with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has been Deputy Head of Mission in Brussels since September 2013.
Ms Gordon-Smith has previously served in Brussels (2000-03). Prior to taking up her current position in Brussels Ms Gordon-Smith was Chief of Staff to the Trade Minister. She has also served as a senior adviser to the Prime Minister. In addition to her time as Assistant Secretary, Trade Competitiveness and Advocacy Branch, she has had senior roles in the departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Ms Gordon-Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University. She and her partner have three children.