Ambassador for Gender Equality

  • Media release

Today I announce the appointment of Ms Stephanie Copus Campbell as Australia’s next Ambassador for Gender Equality. 

Promoting gender equality is a priority for Australia and central to Australia’s diplomatic, economic, development, and regional security efforts. 

As Australia’s Ambassador for Gender Equality, Ms Copus Campbell will deepen Australia’s international engagement on gender equality with her expertise in community development, gender equality and health. She will advocate the importance of women’s human rights, ending gender-based violence, women’s economic empowerment, and the leadership of women and girls. 

Ms Copus Campbell has had a distinguished career in international relations and development in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region. Most recently, she was appointed by the Government of PNG as Chair of the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority and has served as Executive Director of the Oil Search Foundation. She has previously served overseas for AusAID in Port Moresby and Suva. 

I thank outgoing Ambassador for Women and Girls, Christine Clarke CSC, for her contribution to advancing Australia’s interests on gender equality and women, peace and security since January 2022. 

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