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Jennifer is the Acting General Manager for Europe and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for United
Kingdom, Ireland and Nordics for the Australian Trade and Investment
Commission (“Austrade”). Having lived in France for almost 20 years,
Jennifer was previously Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for
France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg between June 2015 and
November 2019. She has a deep knowledge of European markets and doing
business in Europe.
Prior to joining Austrade, Jennifer worked as a lawyer for international
law firm Clifford Chance in Paris for 15 years. She specialised in Mergers
& Acquisitions and Private Equity and advised both international and
French clients. She was also the head of the Paris firm's client
development, marketing and communications team with responsibility for
France, Turkey and Africa for five years before joining Austrade in June
Jennifer holds an Arts Law degree from the University of Sydney. She was
admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1994 and admitted as a
French 'avocat' to the Paris bar in 2003. She speaks French, Italian and
Spanish. In 2018 she completed the Defence Industry Study Course.
Jennifer is responsible for the defence sector for Austrade across Europe.
She leads the Austrade teams seeking to leverage the investment, trade and
research and development collaboration opportunities flowing from the
Australian Defence Programs.