Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Delphi Economic Forum IX

April 10-13, 2024

Jenny Bloomfield

Jenny Bloomfield

Jenny Bloomfield

Representative at the Australian Office in Taiwan (2021-2023)


Jenny Bloomfield was a career officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for 29 years and was most recently Representative at the Australian Office in Taiwan (2021-2023). From 2011-2014, Jenny was Australia’s Ambassador to Greece, with non-resident accreditation to Albania, Bulgaria and Romania.

She also served as Counsellor and Head of the Political/Strategic Section at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan (2006-2009); accompanied her husband James Bloomfield on posting as Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2003-2006); and was Third, later Second Secretary (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Tehran, Iran (1997-1999).

Jenny headed DFAT’s Victoria State Office in Melbourne from 2016-2019, leading DFAT’s domestic diplomacy and business engagement in Australia’s second largest state. In Canberra, Jenny’s positions included Assistant Secretary of DFAT’s Middle East Branch (2010-2011), Assistant Secretary, Human Rights and Gender Equality Branch (2014) and Head, Office for Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2015) on secondment. Jenny holds a Master of Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from Monash University and Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Letters from the University of Melbourne. Jenny is a first-generation Greek migrant to Australia and was the first Greek-born, and first female, Australian Ambassador to Greece.

Jenny was awarded the Hellenic Republic’s Star of Merit and Honour for outstanding contribution to Australia-Greece relations, and the Friendship Medal of Diplomacy for her contributions to Australia-Taiwan relations. She was Honorary President of the Hellenic-Australian Business Council (2012-14) and medal recipient and Honorary Life Member of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. Jenny is bilingual in English and Greek and also speaks Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Farsi.