Beth Delaney

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Assistant Secretary, Development Economics, Private Sector and Agriculture Branch

Ms Beth Delaney leads the Development Economics, Private Sector and Agriculture Branch (PXB) of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The private sector represent an important contributor to global development and achievement of the 2030 Agenda. PXB is responsible for broad policy oversight and specialist advice on development economics matters, private sector development and engagement, development financing, extractive resources, food security and agriculture.

Ms Delaney has worked for the Australian Government since 1996 in a range of policy and corporate positions. Ms Delaney was an adviser to the Australian Foreign Minister from 2002-2004, an adviser to the Executive Director at the World Bank from 2010-2013 and until recently an adviser to Australia’s Director at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. She has held overseas assignments in Beijing, Bougainville and Washington DC.

Ms Delaney holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons.) from Australian National University and recently completed an Executive Masters of Public Administration through the Australian New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).