Dr. Vanessa Findlay

Dr. Vanessa Findlay

Dr. Vanessa Findlay is a highly experienced and well-respected professional within government, the public and private sectors.  She is Principal at BGE, and is Counsel House’s service partner. Vanessa has been a Ministerial Chief of Staff in the Turnbull Government in the trade, tourism and international education portfolios. 

She has a history of almost 20 years in the Australian Public Service including as Division Head looking after trade and market access in the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.  She was a lead negotiator for Australia’s agriculture exports, the Australian Government’s Chief Biosecurity Officer, and media spokesman on biosecurity.  Vanessa has a PhD in immunology.