In the Spotlight With...

08:30 - 09:15

In the Spotlight with...

Julie Shams
Australian Deputy Ambassador to the UAE 


Join the Australian Business Council’s Krysta Fox as she sits down with Julie Shams, Australian Deputy Ambassador to the UAE to learn about the person behind the profession. Talking about where Julie started her journey, what decisions eventually brought her to the UAE and her reflections on her career (to date). We get a sneak peak inside the life of a diplomat, what motivated Julie to join the public service and from whom does she draw inspiration. We might also learn about her favourite Christmas movie while we’re at it…

We look forward to your company on
Wednesday, May 13 from 8:30am

Julie Shams is the Deputy Ambassador in the Australian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.  She has had a previous posting with in London. In Canberra she has worked in Legal Division and International Security Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  She has also worked in the Office of then Foreign Minister, Bob Carr.  Prior to working at DFAT, Ms Shams worked as a lawyer for the Attorney-General’s Department, and before that as corporate finance lawyer at Minter Ellison in Melbourne.  After a period of study in Copenhagen, Ms Shams started her career working with the judicial system on a peacekeeping mission with the United Nations in Kosovo.


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