Hazel leads the country office team in the Philippines. She is responsible for facilitating the in-country elements of ACIAR programs and project cycles, contributing to country strategies, building networks, brokering and maintaining partnerships and communicating ACIAR project and program results.
Before joining ACIAR, Hazel was a Senior Technical Adviser with the USAID Science, Technology, Research, Innovation for Development Program. Among other previous roles, Hazel spent a significant part of her career as Portfolio Manager with AusAID and DFAT and in senior management roles with the private sector and various Overseas Development Assistance programs. Hazel has an Economics degree from the University of the Philippines and a Diploma in Government conferred by the Australian Public Service Commission.