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Director Tasmania State Office, Ms Ruth Baird

Ruth Baird commenced as Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Tasmania State Office in May 2023. She is responsible for managing DFAT's engagement with a wide range of stakeholders in Tasmania, including government, business, international organisations, academia, the arts and the community.

Ms Baird is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently in Cook Islands as Chargé d'Affaires.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Politics from the University of Tasmania, and Master of International Relations and Diplomacy from the Australian National University.

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