Kelly Matthews

Consul-General, Trade and Investment Commissioner

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Kelly Matthews is Consul-General and Trade and Investment Commissioner based in Frankfurt, Germany. Kelly commenced this role in January 2024, and is responsible for leading a team of investment professionals to facilitate productive foreign direct investment into Australia.

Previously she was Trade and Investment Commissioner based in Abu Dhabi where she advanced the Australian government’s education, defence industry and space sector commercial agenda across the Middle East, Pakistan and Africa.

She has also supported Australian businesses to achieve commercial success in Trade Commissioner roles in China and Malaysia.

Kelly brings a range of experience and depth of understanding of international markets to this role with over twenty-five years in the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio. She has represented Australia in diplomatic roles in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University and a Master of Arts (International Relations and Trade) from Monash University.