Clare Walsh

IPAA ACT Councillor

Deputy Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Ms Clare Walsh took up her position as deputy secretary, chief operating officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in July 2022. Prior to this Ms Walsh worked as deputy secretary at the Department of Finance leading the business enabling services group to deliver services and support to the Department, whole of government information technology systems and platforms, and a range of services and support to parliamentarians and their staff through the ministerial and parliamentary services division.

Prior to her position at the Department of Finance, Ms Walsh was the deputy secretary for the global cooperation, development and partnerships group with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Ms Walsh has a wide range of international and domestic policy experience from her 20 years working in the Australian Public Service. Prior to her current role, she was the deputy head of mission at the Australian Embassy in Japan.


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