Adele manages the corporate and governance responsibilities of the Foundation and takes a coordinating role across programmes. She also works closely with the Leadership Network and entrepreneurship programme.
Prior to working at the Foundation, Adele worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with postings in Moscow, Brussels, New York and Singapore (with accreditation responsibilities to Sri Lanka and the Maldives). Adele has also lived and worked in Hong Kong.
During a secondment to Victoria University of Wellington, Adele worked on establishing the New Zealand Centre for Strategic Studies, a think tank responsible for research, teaching and public dialogue on strategic and security issues.