Olivia Coldrey (Australia), Counsel, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation; Research Project: "Government Procurement under the AUSFTA: Evaluating New Trade Opportunities for Australian Business and the United States Government"
Fellows for the Academic Year 2005-2006
Olivia Coldrey is a lawyer with the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) in Sydney, Australia. She advises EFIC on the legal aspects of financing Australian exports and overseas investments, and has particular experience in structured trade finance and political risk insurance transactions. Prior to joining EFIC, Olivia worked in the finance practice of Baker & McKenzie in Sydney and Hong Kong.
Olivia is an economics graduate of the Australian National University and a laws graduate of the University of New South Wales. She also holds a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. During her studies, Olivia interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tanzania and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Thailand. She was also research assistant to a Member of the United Kingdom Parliament during her graduate studies in London.
Olivia is the recipient of the 2005 Fulbright Professional Business/Industry (Coral Sea) Award. At New York University, under the auspices of the Award, Olivia will pursue her interest in international trade agreements. In particular, she will evaluate new trade opportunities for Australian business and the US Government arising from liberalization of the US Government procurement market, pursuant to the recently concluded Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement.