Ms Penny Williams PSM

Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Australian Government

Ms Williams is the Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia and a senior career officer within the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She holds the honour of being Australia’s first female Ambassador to Indonesia.

She has previously served as Deputy Secretary in the Department, High Commissioner to Malaysia and was Australia’s first Ambassador for Women and Girls.

Ms Williams is fluent in Indonesian, Spanish and studied Arabic for 18 months prior to a posting in Syria. She holds a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Honours) focused on Indonesia, and a Masters of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development.