Senior Adviser

Tiffany is a Senior Adviser at Global Counsel. She has twenty years of experience as a diplomat, serving in the UK, Indonesia, Korea, and most recently as Australia's High Commissioner to Brunei during its high-profile ASEAN Chair year. She has led multilateral negotiations and cross-government projects, successfully navigated governments and businesses to secure strategic outcomes, from regulatory reforms, removal of market access impediments, to providing high-level advice on managing geopolitical and strategic risk.

Tiffany has delivered diplomatic tradecraft training across numerous government agencies to build internal capabilities and effectiveness in negotiations and representational activities. In addition to her extensive diplomatic experience, she practised in the private sector in a top-tier law firm and worked for the United Nations. She speaks conversational Bahasa Indonesian and Melayu.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising clients on multilateral and free trade agreement negotiations which may impact intellectual property rights and developing advocacy options to mitigate risks.
  • Providing advice on the risks and opportunities in the UK’s tilt to the Indo-Pacific, including free trade agreement negotiations such as CPTPP.
  • Developing expert training on diplomatic tradecraft for various government agencies and corporations with a particular focus on achieving objectives in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations.

Latest Insights by Tiffany McDonald

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The geopolitics and economics of the UK's biggest post-Brexit trade deal

Trade & Manufacturing

This week on the podcast, Associate Ross Nugent is joined by Senior Advisers Tiffany McDonald and Ong Kian Ming to discuss the UK's recent decision to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. The CPTPP will give access to commerce with 11 Indo-Pacific countries, but what exactly does it mean for the UK's place in a post-Brexit world?

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General Politics

What's next for the EU trade agenda?

General Politics

Recorded live at our Politics of Food conference in Brussels, Tiffany McDonald, Senior Adviser at Global Counsel, is joined by Arancha González, Dean of Paris School of International Affairs and former Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation. They discuss the EU trade agenda in the current geopolitical moment and draw on their collective…

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General Politics

The future of summit diplomacy: an Asian perspective

General Politics

Following several leader-level summits in Asia, including ASEAN in Cambodia; G20 in Bali, and APEC in Thailand, Asian countries continue to take an increasingly active role in dealing with global challenges and brokering a pathway between US-China competition. What does the future of Summit diplomacy look like from Asia and what did we learn after the first set of in…

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