This is Therese’s second year as the head of the CIFF Committee. Professionally, Therese was formerly a senior executive with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and with AusAID. She now works as a Senior Specialist with Coffey International Development, involved with two major Australia Awards scholarship programs – in Indonesia and in Papua New Guinea. She has a Graduate Diploma in Public Policy from ANU, 2003, and has completed courses in Leadership, Public Sector Management, Public Speaking and Presentation Skills. She is a film enthusiast and a long-time hands-on manager of social clubs, both in the public service sector and in the community.