Charlotte Jaques, who is hosted at the Business Council of Australia in Melbourne, has been Australia’s Director for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum since the Australian Secretariat was formed in 2017.
Before moving to Australia, Charlotte worked as the Private Secretary to former New Zealand Minister for Food Safety and Associate Minister for Primary Industries. Charlotte was responsible for briefing the Minister on a variety of primary industry trade objectives and food safety issues, managing stakeholder relations, and supporting the delivery of the Minister’s work programme.
Charlotte’s career started in the public sector where she has worked in various policy roles, focusing on international policy and trade. Her roles at the Ministry for Social Development and Ministry for Primary Industries have had a trans-Tasman policy focus, where she has worked with a range of stakeholders across government and industry to develop policy advice and further New Zealand interests internationally. Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in political science and history from the University of Auckland.
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