Ms Bloomfield is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and until recently was Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch, a position she held since February 2010. Ms Bloomfield has previously served overseas in Japan and Iran.
Ms Bloomfield holds a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University, a Bachelor of Letters in Political Science and French and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts in Modern Greek from the University of Melbourne. Ms Bloomfield speaks Greek. She is married with four children.