She has previously designed and implemented high-profile, multimillion-dollar aid projects in her role as a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in the Philippines. In Manila she led engagement with the Philippine Government and multilateral partners on inclusive economic growth, health systems strengthening and evidence-based policy making, and delivered economic, foreign policy and strategic agendas.
At the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Sophie worked across high-profile and strategic policy areas, leading whole-of-government consultations on national-security related consular policy changes, and private sector engagement on anti-people smuggling, human trafficking and modern slavery. She also pioneered Australia's foreign policy approach to international cyber governance and cooperation, digital trade and human rights online as part of Australia’s inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy.
Prior to DFAT, Sophie coordinated advocacy, developed growth strategies and led consultation with private-sector investors and MPs to build an enabling environment for impact investing in Australia. At the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development, Sophie developed communication and implementation strategies to encourage sustainable economic and social policies in OECD countries.
While travelling abroad, Sophie loves to explore off the beaten track. At home, Sophie enjoys bush walking, cycling and cooking Asian food.