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 2023 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 



Nadine Highfield is a qualified lawyer admitted to both the High Court of Australia and the ACT Supreme Court. She has worked for the Commonwealth Government at the Department of Treasury as a financial analyst, and as a commercial solicitor for the Australian Government Solicitor. She has also worked at Edith Cowan University as a policy analyst. Highfield is currently compliance counsel and an Investigator in BHP’s Ethics and Compliance unit.

Nadine Highfield is a proud Wangkatha woman from the Eastern-Goldfield region of Western Australia, descending from the Waljen clan with strong cultural ties to Kalgoorlie, Leonora, and Laverton. She graduated from the Australian National University with a graduate diploma of Legal Practice in 2013 and the University of Western Australia with a bachelor’s degree in Law.