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Frances Adamson was appointed Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 22 July 2016. She took up the position in Canberra on 25 August 2016.
Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Ms Adamson was International Adviser to the Australian Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from November 2015.
Biography of Frances Adamson
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Ms Williams is responsible for the Services Delivery Group, which includes:
Ms Williams chairs the Workplace Relations Committee, the Ethics Committee, the Information and Communications Technology Steering Committee, the Business Continuity Taskforce and the Indigenous Taskforce.
Biography of Penny Williams PSM
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Mr Maude is responsible for the Indo-Pacific Group, which includes:
Mr Maude represents the department on the National Intelligence Coordination Committee and the Strategic Policy Coordination Group. He serves as ASEAN SOM leader and carries responsibility for the East Asia Summit. Mr Maude represents the department on the Australia-China Council, the Australia-India Council, the Australia-Indonesia Institute, the Australia-Japan Foundation, the Australia-Korea Foundation and the Australia-ASEAN Council.
Biography of Richard Maude
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Mr Langman is responsible for the Trade, Investment and Business Engagement Group, which includes:
Mr Langman will also act as an alternate ex-officio government member on the EFIC Board and represent the department on the International Economic Policy Group and the Council on Australia-Latin America Relations.
Biography of Christopher Langman
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Ms Walsh is responsible for the Global Cooperation, Development and Partnerships Group which includes:
Ms Walsh chairs the Aid Governance Board. She also represents the department on the Independent Evaluation Committee.
Biography of Clare Walsh
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Mr Sheehan is responsible for the International Security, Humanitarian and Consular Group, which includes:
Mr Sheehan represents the department on the Council for Australian-Arab Relations. He also attends, as required, the Australian Government Crisis Committee (AGCC) and the National Crisis Committee (NCC).
Biography of Tony Sheehan
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Mr McDonald is responsible for the Office of the Pacific.
The Office of the Pacific coordinates the Australian Government effort to build stronger relationships with Pacific leaders, governments and people, as well as with regional organisations and institutions.
Mr McDonald chairs the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility (AIFFP) Board and the whole-of-government Pacific Coordination Committee.
Biography of Ewen McDonald
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