Lyndal Corbett

Lyndal Corbett


Lyndal has been the acting Director of the International Education Policy and Collaboration section in the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, since mid-2020. In this role, she works with the Council for International Education which is leading the development of a new 10-year strategy for international education, a sector that has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

From 2017-2020, Lyndal was the First Secretary (Education) at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, India. In her diplomat role, she advised Federal and State Ministers on the sustainability of Australia’s international education relationship with one of the world’s most significant and complex economies. She worked with education providers from Australia, India and Nepal to build new partnership models and expand the reach of Australian education across South Asia.

Prior to her appointment in New Delhi, Lyndal managed aid programs for economic governance for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, collaborating on public sector reform programs with the Governments of Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea. She has also held a number of international education policy roles focused on bilateral and multilateral engagement across diverse regions and worked in the international education schools sector in New South Wales before joining the Australian Public Service.

Lyndal has a Masters of International Relations, where she pursued a keen interest in national soft power diplomacy and the development of the Asia-Pacific region.

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