State office directors
Director Western Australia State Office, Ms Andrea Gleason
Andrea Gleason commenced as Director of the DFAT Western Australia State Office in April 2020. In this role, she leads the Department's engagement with its diverse stakeholders in Western Australia, across government, business, academia and civil society.
Andrea was previously Director of the WA State Office from 2015 to 2018. Overseas, she has served as Counsellor in Washington DC and Second Secretary in Stockholm. In Canberra, Andrea has held a range of positions focussed on bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations, and on Australia's Pacific partnerships. She has also worked as a research fellow and program associate at the Perth USAsia Centre, an international policy think tank (2014-15).
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University.