Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Individual
Full name Vanessa Findlay
Other names the registrant is or has been known by
Occupation Principal of private company
Activity type Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder)
Activity start date 08/10/2018
Activity end date 01/02/2022
Activity description
 Provision of advice to the Timorese government on coordination of capacity building and economic development efforts. This includes developing a whole-of-government approach to coordinating foreign development assistance in line with the economic diversification goals of Timor-Leste.
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 12/03/2019
Foreign principal cease date 01/02/2022
Name of foreign principal Government of Timor-Leste
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to Timor-Leste
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
 The Government of Timor-Leste has sought assistance in planning and implementation of its economic diversification strategy.  Vanessa advises on capacity building within the Timorese government, the Timorese workforce, and alignment of development goals. This arrangement can involve liaison with Australian government officials and elected representatives.