Ms Peak currently serves as the Deputy Head and First Assistant Secretary, Office of the Pacific in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior she was co-Head of the COVID Development Taskforce and First Assistant Secretary Human Development and Governance Division (2019-2020).
Ms Peak has served overseas as Minister Counsellor (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing (2016-19) and Counsellor at the Australian High Commission in Ottawa (2006-08).
Ms Peak has represented Australia in negotiation of free trade agreements and in the United Nations on climate change, including as Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreements Division (2014-16), Assistant Secretary, Multilateral Climate Negotiations (2010-11), Director of the Office of International Climate Law (2008-2010).
Prior to joining DFAT, Ms Peak was a lawyer at Freehills and Dwyer Durack.
Ms Peak holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Kellogg-HKUST (2014), Master of Laws (International) from ANU (2009) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland (1996).