Tupe is a former diplomat with over 10 years’ experience in the Greater China region. She's lived in the region for eight years and is a fluent Chinese speaker.
Tupe’s technical expertise is in the area of trade negotiations. She coordinated the team that negotiated the economic cooperation agreement with the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu (ANZTEC) and is a member of the Trade for All Ministerial Advisory Group. She has also served in the Pacific region as an international civil servant.