Elizabeth Ames

Elizabeth Ames is an international trade policy expert. She is Director of the Britain-Australia Society and Trustee of the Menzies Australia Institute at King’s College London.

Elizabeth was most recently the Executive Director of the Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce in which role she worked with business and British and Australian governments on trade and investment policy, including appearing before the International Trade Select Committee in Westminster as an expert witness into trade in services.

She began her career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was a negotiator on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement before being posted to the Australian Embassy in Rome where she worked on the opening of negotiations for the Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement.

Elizabeth is a regular media commentator for Australian and British media and has been a featured speaker at events in conjunction with Kings College London, The Spectator, and the Big Tent Ideas Festival.

Elizabeth is a Trustee of the Menzies Australia Research Institute at Kings College London. She holds a First Class Bachelor of Arts and a Masters Degree in International Studies.