Ms Gorely is Australia’s inaugural Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation.  She leads Australia’s international advocacy on global arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament.  Ms Gorely is a senior career officer with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is currently First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division. 


Ambassador for Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation for Australia. DFAT First Assistant Secretary – International Security Division. Former Australian Ambassador to the Philippines & ACSS Mentor

Ms Gorely most recently served as the Australian Ambassador to the Philippines.  She has also previously served overseas as Deputy High Commissioner to New Zealand and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, with earlier postings to Sweden and Denmark.  In Canberra, Ms Gorely has served as Corporate Counsel and head of the Corporate Legal Branch; Assistant Secretary, WTO Trade Law Branch and Director, International Law Section.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.