Rebecca Weisser is a journalist, editor and public policy and communications consultant. She has a First Class Honours degree in Arts from Australian National University. She joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1990 as a career diplomat and had postings to Vanuatu and Mexico.
During this time she also gained a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade. In 1998 she joined QANTAS’s public affairs department where she worked for three years and subsequently moved to the Australian Catholic University, where she managed the university’s communications department. Most recently Ms Weisser worked for eight years at The Australian where she held a number of senior editorial roles including opinion page editor. She has appeared on the ABC’s The Drum and Q&A, ABC News 24 and Sky’s Paul Murray Live and Cameron and Kenneally. She contributes to The Australian, The Spectator Australia and The Drum. Ms Weisser has recently been appointed to the Strategy Committee of the Board.