Jennifer Mackinlay


Jennifer Mackinlay is Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Austrade, and Head of UK, Europe and Israel and leads a team of 70 staff across 11 posts to deliver high quality trade and investment services to Australian and European clients. Having lived in France for 20 years, Jennifer has a deep knowledge of European markets and doing business in Europe.

Jennifer joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission in 2015 as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Luxembourg. In 2020 Jennifer was appointed Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the UK, Ireland and Nordics. Prior to joining Austrade, Jennifer worked as a lawyer for international law firm Clifford Chance in Paris for 15 years. She specialised in Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. She was also the head of the Paris firm’s client development, marketing and communications team with responsibility for France, Turkey and Africa before joining Austrade in 2015. 

Jennifer holds an Arts Law degree from the University of Sydney. She was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1994 and admitted as a French ‘avocat’ to the Paris bar in 2003. She speaks French, Italian and Spanish.