October 15, 2019
Ambassador Jane Hardy previously served as Assistant Secretary, Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation Branch in the International Security Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), in Canberra. She has also served as Australia’s Ambassador to Spain, Andorra and Equatorial Guinea; as Counsellor (Congressional Affairs) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, (2005-2009); as Counsellor (Political), Australian Embassy, Seoul, Republic of Korea (1999-2002); and Second Secretary (Political-Economic), Australian High Commission, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1993-1996). Her domestic posts in Australia include serving as Assistant Secretary in the Strategic Issues and Intelligence Branch (2011-2012) and the United States Branch (2010-2011); as Director in the Nuclear Policy Section (2009-2010 and 1998-1999) and the Koreas Section (2002-2005); and as Executive Officer, Regional Security Section, Strategic Issues and Intelligence Branch (1996-1997). Ambassador Hardy was seconded to the Department of IT and Telecommunications as Director International Policy, then Director Satellite Policy, and to the National Office for the Information Economy (1997-1998).