Trish has held Senior Executive Band 2 positions with the Australian Public Service, most recently leading the Office for Women in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She has also worked at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level within other Commonwealth portfolios, including the Finance, Education and Employment portfolios. In the private sector, she held General Manager and Regional Director level positions with listed companies such as SMS Management & Technology and Hudson Global Resources in Canberra. For 11 years Trish ran her own thriving small business, working with clients to implement organisational strategy, facilitate change and facilitating leadership development programs. She has also held Board positions in the not-for-profit sector. Trish holds academic qualifications in economics, management and leadership.