Ms Joanna Hewitt AO is currently a public policy consultant and company Director. She was Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) from October 2004 until May 2007. During that time, Ms Hewitt served on the ACIAR Board of Management from December 2005 until mid-2007. Prior to her appointment at DAFF, she was Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade where, amongst her other responsibilities, she was the lead negotiator for the WTO Doha round. Joanna was Australia’s Ambassador in Brussels from 2000-2003 and before that Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Australia’s APEC Ambassador. Joanna has a long history and affinity with international relations along with a strong knowledge of agriculture both in Australia and overseas.

Position
ACIAR Commissioner, Chair
Ms Joanna Hewitt AO