Ms Leonie Muldoon appointed Chief Executive of Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment

The Marshall Liberal Government has announced the appointment of Ms Leonie Muldoon as the new Chief Executive of the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment (DTTI).

Ms Muldoon, formerly Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Austrade in Singapore, brings with her a wealth of experience in the trade and investment sectors throughout India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh, having spent almost five years in senior Austrade roles in Japan.

Premier Steven Marshall said Ms Muldoon has the expertise to drive the South Australian Growth Agenda, and implement the endorsed recommendations outlined in the Joyce Review to grow our export economy to create more local jobs.

“We are delighted to welcome Ms Muldoon as the new Chief Executive of the Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment and look forward to benefiting from her wealth of international experience to continue to drive our exports, investment and visitor economy,” said Premier Marshall.

“Ms Muldoon’s in-depth knowledge of export markets in Asia, which are a crucial pillar of our state’s economic growth, will be invaluable as we strive to further strengthen our export and investment opportunities into the future.

“We have an ambitious agenda to grow local jobs and strengthen our economy, so much of which is done through our thriving trade and tourism sectors.

“Ms Muldoon’s experience and expertise in these areas – across the globe – will help us deliver growth, creating jobs and driving our economy as a whole.

A lawyer and former Partner with Mellesons Stephen Jacques in their Sydney Banking and Finance practice, Ms Muldoon has private sector commercial leadership experience across diverse sectors (call centres, consulting, training and online legal publishing) and is fluent in Japanese.

Premier Marshall thanked Mr Michael Hnyda for his dedicated service as Chief Executive of the DTTI, following his retirement in March, and acknowledged the work of Mr Jim McDowell who has acted as Department CE since that time.

“Mr Hnyda oversaw significant business investment in our state during his time as Chief Executive, and I again wish him all the best in his retirement.

“I would also like to acknowledge Mr Jim McDowell for his role in leading the Department in an acting capacity since earlier this year and thank him for overseeing the preliminary roll out of the Joyce Review.”

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