Georgina Downer

Georgina Downer

Georgina Mary Beatrice Downer (born 29 September 1979) is a Liberal Party politician and daughter of former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

She was formerly the Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne. Previously, she was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and occupied various positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. Downer has also worked as a corporate lawyer at Minter Ellison Lawyers in Melbourne, and as a researcher for US Senator Chuck Hagel and the Baroness Howe of Idlicote in the House of Lords, UK. Downer regularly appears on television, radio and in print as a commentator on Australian politics and foreign policy.

She is a member of the Victorian Liberal Party’s Administrative Committee and a director of the Indigenous arts project, The Torch. Downer has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship and holds a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. She speaks Japanese and French.

Downer is a candidate for the seat of Mayo in the 2018 Federal by-election.

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