Samantha Palmer

Samantha is the General Manager Visitor Economy and Client Programs at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), APS Diversity and Inclusion Champion. She has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive service officer in the Commonwealth, Queensland and WA Governments.

In 2016 she was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, in part for diversity achievements. In 2013 she won the inaugural AHRI Diversity Champion (HR) Award and was named an AFR/Westpac Woman of Influence.

She led the Commonwealth Health Department to win the Inaugural APS Diversity Council’s Disability Employment Award.

Samantha is National and State Council member of Institute of Public Administration Australia, an AHRI public sector reference panel member and is an independent member of the WA Communities Department Agency Capability Advisory Board.


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