Secretary Series | Frances Adamson

Join IPAA for a Secretary Series address from the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

IPAA ACT is pleased to host a Secretary Series address with Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and IPAA ACT President. Frances’ term as President will conclude later this year and this will be one of her final speaking engagements as IPAA President.

Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since August 2016 and she is the first female Secretary to be appointed to the portfolio.

Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Frances was International Adviser to the former Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP. From 2011 to 2015, Frances was Ambassador to the People's Republic of China. She served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980s during the early years of China's reform and opening.  From 2001 to 2005, she was seconded as Representative to the Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taipei. Frances has twice served in the Australian High Commission in London, as Deputy High Commissioner from 2005 to 2008 and as Political Counsellor from 1993 to 1997.

Frances Adamson (Keynote)
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
IPAA ACT President 

Carmel McGregor PSM (Host)
Former Deputy Secretary
IPAA ACT Deputy President 

Online registrations for this event have now closed. Please contact the IPAA team here if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Event Details

Event Date Monday 12 August 2019
Arrival Time 4:45 PM AEST
Formalities 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM AEST
Networking 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM AEST
Members Price $0
Non-Members Price $100
Venue Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia
All prices are in Australian Dollars and GST inclusive


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