Australian eSafety Acting Commissioner
Rebecca Razavi is General Manager and Chief Operating Officer at Australia’s eSafety Commission, the world’s first online safety regulator. Rebecca has extensive management and strategic policy experience with a 20-year career in public and private sector leadership roles that has taken her to Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia and included more than a decade in senior diplomatic roles.
Prior to her current role, Rebecca was Executive Director at NSW Treasury leading the design and development of the NSW Government’s Industry, Trade and Investment Strategy and leading the Government’s innovation programs. Between 2015 and 2018 she was Executive Director at Ernst & Young in South East Asia, establishing a practice focused on sustainability, corporate reporting, green finance and clean tech. Her leadership roles in the UK’s Foreign Office and Home Office include positions as Charge d’Affairs, Deputy Ambassador and Consul General to Indonesia and Timor Leste, Deputy Ambassador and Consul General to Sudan, and policy and operational roles providing oversight of trade, privacy, counter-terrorism, immigration and transnational crime issues, including negotiation and design of EU regulation and international cooperation mechanisms.
Rebecca holds an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford and is also an alumnus of the University of New South Wales with bachelor degrees in Environmental Science (Hons) and International Relations.