Austrade has appointed Dr Stephanie Fahey, currently the Lead Partner for Education, Oceania at Ernst and Young, as its new CEO.
The first woman to lead Austrade, Dr Fahey has also led a research institute at the University of Sydney and is currently Chair of the NSW International Advisory Board, a Council member of the European Australian Business Council, a Board member of Canberra Institute of Technology, and a Board member of The Asia Foundation (Global Board).
She has served on a number of other bodies including the Foreign Affairs Council, the Australia Korea Foundation, and a subcommittee of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council.
Announcing the appointment, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Steven Ciobo thanked outgoing Austrade CEO Bruce Gosper for his services.
“Under Mr Gosper’s leadership Austrade has played an expanded role in advancing Australia’s trade, tourism, investment and international education interests,” Ciobo said in a statement.