Appointment to The Australia Council Board

11 September 2015

Today the Government announces the appointment of Ms Rebecca Weisser to the Australia Council Board for a three year term.

Ms Weisser has had a long and rich career as a journalist, editor, communications consultant and diplomat, and will bring this extensive experience across a number of fields to her position on the Board of the Council.

Ms Weisser is committed to the arts, has a strong interest in travel and languages and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.

She is currently a journalist, editor, TV commentator and communications consultant.

I congratulate Ms Weisser on her appointment. She will contribute considerable expertise to the work of the Board as it leads and steers the Australia Council during a time of transition.

More information can be found at the Australia Council website.

Ms Rebecca Weisser

Ms Weisser is a journalist, editor, television commentator and communications consultant, and holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours). She has previously held various senior positions at The Australian newspaper, including Opinion Editor.

Ms Weisser joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1990 and had postings in Vanuatu and Mexico. During this time she also gained a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 1998 she joined QANTAS's public affairs department. She then moved to the Australian Catholic University, where she managed the communications section.