Sarah Ransom, General Manager, Australian Water Partnership
Sarah is a former Australian diplomat with a background in international development with DFAT, AusAID, the Asian Development Bank and in the UN system.
As General Manager of the Australian Water Partnership, Sarah leads a multidisciplinary team managing two DFAT grants focussed on supporting climate resilient sustainable water resource management across the Indo-Pacific region. She engages with AWP’s network of partners across Australia, the region and the globe to support Australia’s role in the critical issues of water for development.
Sarah has a deep connection with Asia, having had postings in Laos and Vietnam and lived in China and Taiwan as a Mandarin-language student. Her technical background is in managing programs on governance, gender and community and civil society engagement, and she has advised government on peacebuilding, human rights and development policy. Sarah is a lawyer by training but a partnership and collaboration specialist by vocation.
Sarah balances her role with AWP with raising her two young sons and loves bushwalking near her home on beautiful Ngunnawal Country in Canberra, Australia.