Anastasia (Ana) Nishnianidze - Trade and Investment Commissioner, UK, Ireland and Russia

Anastasia, or better known as Ana, is the current Trade and Investment Commissioner for United Kingdom, Ireland and Russia. From her base in London, Ana is responsible for facilitating trade and investment opportunities for Australia. She leads a team of business development professionals that connect Australian exporters with commercial opportunities in the regions of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Russia.

In her previous roles at Austrade, Ana led the Strategy and Business Transformation office responsible for the development and implementation of Austrade’s global strategy, planning and transformation initiatives to position Austrade for the future. She worked on a suite of projects as part of the Austrade Organisational Capability Assessment and Austrade International Network Review.

Ana was also posted as Australia’s Trade and Investment Commissioner to San Francisco where she was responsible for facilitating trade, investment and international education opportunities between the Western and Northwestern states of the USA and Australia, including the management of the Australian Landing Pad program in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Austrade, Ana worked in a variety of roles at the Clean Energy Regulator and the Department of Treasury.

Ana is a graduate of the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology majoring in Business Management. She was born and lived in Ukraine, and is a fluent Russian speaker.