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Our team

The AIFFP is led by a team of experts within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, working hand in hand with Australian diplomats across the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

Our team

Supported by Australia's resources and legacy in the region, we lead by example and deliver on the rigour Australian infrastructure is renowned for.

The AIFFP is governed by an advisory board. The Board considers projects and makes recommendations to Ministers for projects to be financed by the AIFFP. The Charter for the AIFFP Board can be found here.

Our Board

Craig Chittick OAM

First Assistant Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Craig Chittick OAM
Dan Fankhauser

First Assistant Secretary, Department of Defence

Dan Fankhauser
Dr Jim Hagan PSM

Chief Adviser, Department of the Treasury

Dr Jim Hagan PSM
Dr Wendy Craik AM

Chair, One Basin CRC

Dr Wendy Craik
Elly Lawson

A/g Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Elly Lawson
Ewen McDonald

Chair of the AIFFP Board / Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ewen McDonald
Jessica Hall

First Assistant Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, ...

Jessica Hall
Mike Mrdak AO

Executive Chairperson, NEC Australia & New Zealand

Mike Mrdak
Rod Brazier

A/g Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Rod Brazier
Tim Yeend

Deputy Chair of the AIFFP Board / Associate Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and T...

Tim Yeend

Recruitment

The AIFFP’s long-term in-house contractors are sourced via First People Recruitment Services, a 100% Aboriginal owned and managed recruitment agency.

DFAT employment opportunities can be found here.