Food & Nutrition Security – The Biosecurity, Health, Trade Nexus

13-14 December 2021, Canberra


Nicola Hinder

First Assistant Secretary, Exports and Veterinary Services, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)

Ms Hinder’s responsibilities include technical market access negotiations underpinning the export of a wide variety of agricultural goods from Australia.  In addition, Ms Hinder’s role includes the management of operational staff based throughout Australia, including in remote and regional communities, providing export certification and assurance functions. Ms Hinder is also the Australian Delegation Head for the CODEX Alimentarius Commission – the international food safety standards setting agency established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organizaton. 

Ms Hinder has undertaken a broad range of roles across government, including (for DAWE) biosecurity, corporate, emergency management and international trade, including serving the Australian Government on  postings to the European Union and India.  In 2019, Ms Hinder received a Public Service Medal for services to Biosecurity and Trade.