Sarah Goulding

Assistant Secretary, Global Development and Partnership Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia

Sarah Goulding is responsible for Australia’s investments in human development, including the portfolios of social protection, health and education.

Previously she has held the position of Senior Specialist Gender Equality, strengthening Australia’s focus on women in leadership, women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls through Australia’s aid programmes.

Ms Goulding joined the former AusAID in 2003. She has led a range of policy and programme portfolios, including fragility and conflict and governance engagement. She has overseen country and regional Australian Aid programmes in the Asia-Pacific in a broad range of sectors, including health, education, private sector development and economic reform. She served in Suva as the head of Australia’s aid program to Fiji and Tuvalu.

Ms Goulding is a graduate from Flinders University of South Australia, and Adelaide University.

Last updated: 7 Apr 2021

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