Stephanie Copus Campbell is the Executive Director of the Papua New Guinean Oil Search Foundation that implements annual programs focused on health, leadership and education and women’s empowerment and protection.
From 2009-2011, Stephanie was the head of Australia’s aid program with Papua New Guinea. She was also posted to Suva, Fiji, as head of Australia’s aid program with Fiji and the Pacific region and has had previous postings to PNG. During her early Australian government career she worked on development cooperation with China and on environment and infrastructure policy. She has had experience working with CARE Australia in an executive management role and as a lecturer with Deakin University.
Stephanie holds an MPHIL degree from Cambridge University (UK) in international relations and a Bachelor’s degree from University of California in political science, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Stephanie is Chair of the Southern Highlands Provincial Health Authority board and is a director on several boards, including the Harold Mitchell Foundation, and Femili PNG (a local PNG NGO that supports survivors of family and sexual violence). Until recently she was a Board Director for UNICEF Australia. She is a member of the University of New South Wales Canberra’s Advisory Council, the Steamships’ Community Grants Advisory Committee, the Lowy Australia-PNG Network Council.