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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Ms Frances Lisson

Australian Permanent Mission in Geneva


Ms Lisson is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently First Assistant Secretary of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Division and Australia's Chief Negotiator for the Indonesia-Australia Closer Economic Partnership Agreement and the Australia-India Closer Economic Cooperation Agreement. Ms Lisson was lead negotiator for Australia's FTAs with China, Japan and Korea. Previously, she was Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Industrials in the Office of Trade Negotiations.

She has served overseas as Australia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, and Deputy High Commissioner, Ottawa, with earlier postings in Tokyo and Suva.

Ms Lisson holds a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University.

Website of the Australian Permanent Mission to the WTO in Switzerland

Last Updated: 23 April 2014
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