Kate Smith

Health Manager, Australian Embassy, Jakarta

Australian Government

Ms Kate Smith has been the Department of Foreign Affairs focal point for health in Indonesia for nearly 4 years. For 3 years she was based in Canberra and in May 2018 she commenced work at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta. Australia’s health investments in Indonesia – through bilateral, regional and global programs prioritise health security and nutrition.

Ms Smith has a great depth of experience on health, education and social protection issues working for 16 years in difficult and demanding roles in Australia and the region. Her Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade work experience covers South Asia and the Pacific, scholarships, law and justice, health and social protection. From 2012 to 2014 Ms Smith worked at the Australian High Commission in the Solomon Islands.

Prior to joining DFAT Ms Smith worked in the private sector, UN, international organisations, and federal and state governments. She has worked as a Technical Advisor for WHO in the Solomon Islands and as a Public Health Specialist for International Federation of Red Cross in Cambodia. Ms Smith holds post-graduate qualifications in Public Health and Nursing; and speaks and reads Bahasa Indonesia.