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Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Series: In Conversation with Menna Rawlings CMG

Monday, December 02, 2019

Published on 14.11.2019 by Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce

In Conversation with Menna Rawlings CMG, Director General of Economic & Global Issues,UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Latika Bourke, Journalist, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Followed by Networking and Festive Christmas Drinks

Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Series: In Conversation with Menna Rawlings CMG

Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Series: In Conversation with Menna Rawlings CMG

 

Join us on Monday 2nd December for an evening In Conversation with Menna Rawlings CMG, Director-General of Economic & Global Issues at the Foreign Commonwealth Office, interviewed by Latika Bourke, Journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age.

 

Serving as the British High Commissioner to Australia from 2015-2019, Menna will reflect on her career highlights, drawing from her experiences working across Government in global and economic diplomacy.

 

As a passionate supporter of gender equality, Menna serves as the FCO's Board-level Champion for Diversity and Inclusion and will share her personal insights into recent progress and remaining obstacles for the diversity and inclusion agenda both in Australia and the UK. 

 

Closing out what has been a vibrant year for the Australia-UK business community, the Chamber welcomes you to celebrate the beginning of the festive season with Christmas drinks and canapes. Come one, come all, in the spirit of inclusion and help us make our final event for 2019 a very merry occasion. 

 

Aus-UK Chamber Members – £10
Guests & Non-Members – £25

 

Tickets can be purchased here

 

 

Menna Rawlings CMG, Director General of Economic & Global Issues, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office 

Menna Rawlings was appointed Director General Economic and Global Issues at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) in March 2019. In this role, she has responsibility for Global Britain, Asia Pacific, Americas, Africa, India, Overseas Territories, Commonwealth and economic diplomacy. She is also Board-level Diversity and Inclusion champion for the FCO.

Menna joined the FCO in 1989 and has served in a wide range of Diplomatic Service roles. She was most recently British High Commissioner to Australia from April 2015 to February 2019.

Overseas, she has served in Washington DC, Accra, Tel Aviv, Nairobi and Brussels. In London she has served on the FCO Management Board as HR Director, as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary, in Press Office and in Africa and EU Directorates.

Menna holds a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Open University. She was awarded the CMG in 2014. Menna is married with 3 children.

 

Latika Bourke, Journalist, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age 

Latika Bourke is a reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has been based here in London for the past three years covering a variety of topics, including of course - Brexit, the rest of British politics, takes a keen interest in the burgeoning debate around China in the UK as well as highlighting the role and talent of Australians in the UK, whether they be in the arts, business or finance sectors.

Latika previously spent seven years in the Canberra press gallery reporting on federal politics and has previously worked for the ABC and Radio 2UE.

 

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