Amanda Walsh is Manager of Government Relations in the Office of Government, Policy and Strategy. Her role involves building strong communication and consultation links with all levels of government, including the jurisdictions in which ACU campuses are located.
Amanda has worked in diplomacy, the public service, the university sector and peak industry bodies. This includes more than 10 years in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Prior to joining ACU, Amanda worked for Early Childhood Australia.
PhD, University of Wollongong 2015
Grad. Dip. (Foreign Affairs & Trade), Monash University 1998
Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Australian National University 1995
Project Manager, Early Childhood Australia (2013-16)
Tutor – Government-Business Relations, University of Canberra (2012-13)
Freelance writer (2007-12)
Executive Officer, APEC 2007 Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2005-07)
Policy roles (various), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1996-2004)
Policy & Media Adviser, Shadow Minister for Trade and Tourism; Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors (2002)
Second Secretary (Political & Economic), Australian Embassy, Warsaw (1998-2002)
Globalisation, the state and regional Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 2017