Assistant Secretary Global Development Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia
Sarah Goulding is responsible for Australia’s investment in a portfolio of health, education, climate and environment multilateral funds.
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, and on the board of Tuvalu’s sovereign wealth fund.
Ms Goulding is a graduate from Flinders University of South Australia, and Adelaide University.