Ambassador to Brazil

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Sophie Davies as Australia’s next Ambassador to Brazil. 

Australia and Brazil enjoy a strong bilateral relationship underpinned by expanding trade and investment ties, common interests in multilateral fora and growing people-to-people links. 

Two-way trade in goods and services with Brazil was valued at $3.6 billion in 2021 with key sectors including aviation, renewable energy, meat processing and education. 

Almost 20,000 Brazilians are currently studying in Australia – the sixth largest cohort of overseas students. 

Australia and Brazil are committed to taking ambitious action on climate change. There is encouraging and growing collaboration between our two countries in the renewable energy sector. 

Ms Davies is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Acting Assistant Secretary, Governance and Planning Branch. 

She has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Colombia and Deputy Head of Mission in Peru. 

Ms Davies will be Australia’s first female Ambassador to Brazil. 

I thank Chargés d’Affaires Grant Morrison and Andrew Edge for their contributions to advancing Australia’s interests in Brazil. 

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