Martine Letts

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Since January 2005, Martine Letts has been the Deputy Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, following 4 years as the Secretary General (CEO) of Australian Red Cross and a 17 year career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Martine served as Australian Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, Deputy Head of Mission and Australian Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna and was an adviser to Foreign Minister Evans from 1992 to 1994. She specialised in arms control and disarmament on postings in Geneva, Vienna and as a policy officer in DFAT.

Martine serves on two advisory committees to Foreign Minister Alexander Downer: the Executive Committee of the Council on Latin America Relations (COALAR) and the National Consultative Committee on International Security Issues (NCCISI). She was appointed to the ANU Council on 1 July 2004 and is a member of the inaugural Board of Nonprofit Australia.

Martine holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Political Science and German) from the Australian National University. She speaks French, German and Spanish. [1]

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  1. Directors, Austcare, accessed March 19, 2008.