Bali Process Co-Chairs
Senator The Honourable Penny Wong, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator The Honourable Penny Wong, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, has held the role since May 2022. Previously, Minister Wong served as Shadow Foreign Minister for six years. In 2013, Minister Wong was elected Leader of the Government in the Senate and after the change of government in 2013, became Leader of the Opposition in the Senate – the first woman to hold either of these roles. After the Australian federal election of 2010, Minister Wong was appointed as Minister for Finance and Deregulation. In this role, Minister Wong and the Australian Treasurer delivered three Budgets in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Minister Wong also implemented a policy to ensure women are considered for appointments to senior positions in government agencies and corporations.
Her Excellency Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Her Excellency Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi is the first woman to serve as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, and was inaugurated on 27 October 2014. Minister Marsudi joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 and has served in various posts, including Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (2012-2014), Director General of America and Europe (2008-2012), Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Iceland (2005-2008), Director of Western Europe (2003-2005), and Director of American and European Intra- and Inter-Regional Cooperation (2001-2003). Minister Marsudi has also served at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra (1990-1994) and in The Hague (1997-2001).
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