Shannon took up the role of Senior Trade Commissioner in Santiago in January 2016 and manages Austrade’s posts in Chile and Argentina and has responsibility for Paraguay and Uruguay.
Shannon started her career in law, working within large Australian law firms before joining Australian non-profit organisation, The Global Foundation where she led domestic and global teams facilitating public and private sector relationships and policy development in the areas of mining, renewable energy, financial services, education, agribusiness and manufacturing. Most recently she was Director of SP Consultancy, with business interests in Australia, Brazil and the United States focusing on developing strategies in management, leadership, community engagement, communications and branding for large organisations. Shannon continues to sit on the Advisory Board of The Global Foundation.
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons.) and Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University and speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Shannon Powell will be presenting on: The positive industry impacts of LATAM’s “pro-business” governments: What does this actually mean for international METs, investors and miners? Download the programme here.