Ms Stephanie Copus-Campbell has worked in the field of philanthropy, aid and international development since 1993. She is currently Executive Director on the Board of the Oil Search Foundation focusing on health, education and women’s empowerment programs in Papua New Guinea.
Her experience includes Executive Director of the Harold Mitchell Foundation, Principal Executive for International Programs for CARE Australia, lecturer at Deakin University and international humanitarian coordinator for Australian Red Cross, Western Australia. From 2009- 2011, Ms Copus-Campbell was the head of Australia’s $500 million aid program with Papua New Guinea. She was also posted to Suva, Fiji, as head of Australia’s aid program with Fiji and the Pacific region and has had previous postings to PNG. She is on the Board of UNICEF Australia, the Harold Mitchell Foundation, the PNG based City Pharmacy Group Foundation and Famili PNG, an NGO committed to supporting survivors of family violence. She is also on the Advisory Board of Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute for Health and Education and the Advisory Board of the University of New South Wales Canberra.
Ms Copus-Campbell holds an MPHIL degree from Cambridge University in international relations and a bachelor’s degree from University of California in political science, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude