Director NSW State Office, Ms Virginia Greville
Ms Greville was appointed Director of the NSW State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in July 2012.
Ms Greville has recently returned from Chile where she was Australia's Ambassador since June 2009 with concurrent accreditation to Peru (until September 2010), Bolivia (until January 2012), Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (the latter since mid 2011). Prior to her posting, Ms Greville was Australia’s Chief Negotiator on the Australia-Chile Free Trade Agreement while concurrently Assistant Secretary, Market Development, Business Liaison and Regional Trade Policy Branch and Deputy Chief Negotiator on Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the Gulf States (in 2007-08). Previously, Ms Greville had also been Lead Agriculture Negotiator for the China Free Trade Agreement (2005-07) and Assistant Secretary of the Trade Commitments Branch (2004-05).
Overseas, Ms Greville served as Minister Counsellor, Agriculture at the Australian Embassy, Washington DC from 2000 until 2003. She returned to Australia as a senior agriculture negotiator for the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (2003-4) and then, as Assistant Secretary of the DFAT Trade Commitments Branch (2004-05), she was responsible for its ratification and implementation.
Ms Greville has also served as a Senior Executive Service Officer in the (then) Department of Employment, Education and Training and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Ms Greville holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Public Law from the Australian National University.