Georgie Skipper is a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She is also the Head of Strategic and External Relations at the Quantum Medical Innovation Fund.
Most recently Georgie was the Senior Adviser to the Foreign Minister of Australia, the Honourable Julie Bishop, for more than five years from 2013-2018. Georgie was the Foreign Minister’s principal adviser on the United States handling policy issues where there was an intersection between Australian and US interests, including national security, foreign policy, economic and cultural links. Georgie was also responsible for advising and managing Cabinet, National Security Committee and Budget related matters.
Prior to working in government, Georgie helped to establish the Australia Gulf Council and ran the Corporate and Government Affairs, working with businesses and governments in Australia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to expand trade and investment opportunities.
Georgie has worked with organisations such as Origin Equity, Asia Society Australia, the Institute for Regional Security, the Schmidt Family Foundation’s 11th Hour Racing and the Oatley Family and has sat on the Board of the Australia Gulf Council and the Young Centenary Foundation.
Georgie brings a strategic, business and geo-political lens to her work and is keenly focussed on building Australia’s capacity to contribute to global challenges. Georgie has a Bachelor of International Studies (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.