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Nonresident Fellow
Lowy Institute, Pacific Islands Program
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Areas of ExpertisePacific and PNG; international development assistance; international health challenges; global issues impacting on indigenous peoples

Annmaree O’Keeffe AM is a Nonresident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Previously with Australia's former foreign aid agency, AusAID, from 1986 to 2009, her various positions included Ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Deputy Director General. She has served as Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal and was Minister-Counsellor for Development Assistance in Papua New Guinea. Before joining AusAID, Annmaree worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Annmaree was chair of Australia's national commission for UNESCO (2013-2017) and a founding board member of the Asia Pacific Business Coalition for AIDS. She is currently the chair of the Foundation for Development Cooperation.