Reflecting on a 35 year diplomatic career

Reflecting on a 35 year diplomatic career
By Kyle Springer and Sue Boyd on 24 March 2017

Indo-Pacific | International Relations

In this episode of Perspectives, Sue discusses her experience as being a part of the new generation of women entering the Foreign Service, discovering her 900-page East German Stasi file, influencing Australia’s foreign policy at a burger joint in New York with former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bill Hayden, and crossing paths with remarkable people such as Sir Edmund Hillary, Mother Theresa and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

Dr Sue Boyd currently runs an executive coaching business and is writing her forthcoming memoir. Dr Boyd is a career-diplomat having been the head of Australian diplomatic missions in Fiji, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bangladesh and was posted to the U.N. in New York and former East Germany.

In this episode of Perspectives, Sue discusses her experience as being a part of the new generation of women entering the Foreign Service, discovering her 900-page East German Stasi file, influencing Australia’s foreign policy at a burger joint in New York with former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Bill Hayden, and crossing paths with remarkable people such as Sir Edmund Hillary, Mother Theresa and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam. Dr Sue Boyd currently runs an executive coaching business and is writing her forthcoming memoir. Dr Boyd is a career-diplomat having been the head of Australian diplomatic missions in Fiji, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Bangladesh and was posted to the U.N. in New York and former East Germany.