Monday, December 6, 2010 - 11:30

Deanna Aubrey has recently joined the PEMPAL team as Community Facilitator and will take up the one year position, based in the CEF Ljubljana, from early next year.  

She has 22 years professional experience in public expenditure management specializing in budget planning, preparation and execution.  Her 15 years at the national and sub-national levels of Government in Australia included contributing to the preparation of the Australian Government Budget and advising Ministers on policy options and recommendations in health, social welfare and mining related sectors.  For the last seven years, she has coached and advised Ministries of Finance for USAID and DFID funded projects in Kosovo, Afghanistan and currently Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

She sees the PEMPAL network as an extremely valuable approach to sharing, learning and progressing public financial management reforms and would like to position and brand the network as the lead peer assisted learning provider for the European and Central Asian region. 

“ The position of PEMPAL Community Facilitator is my dream job as it will enable me to continue my passion for learning and to use my public financial management skills acquired in Australia and overseas  to assist the PEMPAL CoP Leadership Teams, Steering Committee and Secretariat  to achieve their vision and mission. Outside of this passion I practice yoga to keep fit, enjoy good conversation, and entertaining people with my guitar and songs.”

Deanna will have formal contact details established early next year. However, she encourages people to contact her on her personal email or + 387 62 807 533if they have any questions or if she can help in anyway.   As for next steps, she will shortly circulate a draft action plan for her new role to gain input and feedback and she looks forward to meeting everyone at the Plenary meeting in Zagreb.