Jane Drake-Brockman

Jane Drake-Brockman
Bachelor of Economics (Hons) 1975
Career highlights
  • Executive Director, Australian Services Roundtable 2002 - present
  • Managing Director, Trade & Environment Solutions Pty Ltd 2001 - present
  • Visiting Fellow, Australia-Japan Research Centre, ANU, 2001 to 2002
  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, ANU Assistant Secretary, Middle East & Africa Branch, South Pacific, Africa
    and Middle East Division 1999-2001
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1987 -2001
  • Australian Department of the Treasury 1996-1999
  • Charge of Affairs and then Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Brussels 1996-1998
  • Chief of Staff, Office of Hon Andrew Peacock MP, Parliament House, Canberra 1993-1994
  • Chief Economist, Economic and Trade Development Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 1990
  • Trade Directorate, OECD Secretariat, Paris 1980-1987
  • Commonwealth Secretariat, London 1978-1980
Career philosophy

"I didn't realise this early on, but I understand now that it's all up to you and only you, especially if you're a woman. Don't expect anyone to pick you out from the crowd or nurture you along. Be confident in your own ability and responsible for your own views. Of course you have to feed you family, but otherwise do what you love doing. I'm passionate about trade policy….so that's what I am doing…."