Ms Feeney is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). She has served as Counsellor at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), Geneva and Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission, Nairobi.
Ms Feeney was until September 2013 Assistant Secretary of the Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe Branch. Prior to that, she was Director of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Campaign Task Force and Director of DFAT's Climate Change and Environment Section.
Ms Feeney holds a Bachelor of Economics from Flinders University, South Australia.