Sheila Lunter - Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - Italy and Israel, and Consul, Milan


Sheila commenced in January 2019 as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Italy and Israel, and Consul, Milan. She manages the Milan post which has responsibility for investment, education and trade for Italy and Israel, as well as the Tel Aviv Landing Pad. The Milan post has consular responsibility for Northern Italy.

Sheila’s previous role was as Manager of Austrade’s Services and Technology team based in Melbourne. From late 2012 to October 2016, Sheila worked as Consul and Trade Commissioner in São Paulo, Brazil. She also worked in Austrade’s Canberra office in the Ministerial, Economic, and International Engagement Branch and worked in Austrade’s Singapore office from 2009 to 2010.

Prior to joining Austrade, Sheila was Senior Adviser Government Relations for CSIRO. Originally from the Netherlands, she has worked in a variety of roles in international science programmes in Europe, including the Netherlands and Sweden, prior to migrating to Australia. She speaks multiple European languages, including Italian, and holds a Master of Science degree from the Australian National University and a Master of Arts degree from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.