An update from the US Consul General Perth, Ms Siriana Nair

The Chair’s 20

We invite you to attend Committee for Perth’s first The Chair’s 20 event for 2023, with guest speaker, Ms Siriana Nair, United States Consul General Perth.

Consul General Nair arrived in Perth in August 2022, commencing her three-year diplomatic assignment to Western Australia. This follows her previous postings in Brazil, Indonesia, Morocco, the Philippines, India, and Washington, D.C. The Consul General will provide an insightful update on the relationship between Western Australia and the United States, and the opportunities and challenges she has noted since her appointment.

Held in the exquisite dining hall at heritage listed Lamont’s Bishops House, The Chair’s 20 is a forum through which an exclusive group of leaders from our Gold and Silver members come together to discuss issues that are critical to Perth and Greater Perth’s future.

We hope you can join us for this important discussion to share your business and industry expertise to further advance our advocacy agenda and contribute to shaping our vision of Perth and WA.

Our speaker

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Ms Siriana Nair

US Consul General Perth

Siriana Kvalvik Nair is a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Prior to her assignment as the United States Consul General in Perth, Australia, she served as the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission in Brasilia, Brazil, advancing bilateral geopolitical objectives during a period of transformation in Brazil’s foreign policy. In 2021, she was nominated for the State Department Director General’s Award for Impact and Originality in Reporting. Prior to Brazil, Ms. Nair served as Acting Political Counselor at the U.S. Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, overseeing U.S. engagement in a broad range of areas, including democracy and human rights, military and security cooperation, and the South China Sea.

As the Director of the United States’ International Narcotics and Law Enforcement regional office for North Africa in Rabat, Morocco, Ms. Nair established and managed multi-million dollar programs in law enforcement, prison reform, and border security, which continue to deliver benefits to the U.S.-Morocco partnership. Her other assignments with the Department of State include New Delhi, India; Manila, Philippines; and Washington, D.C., where she worked in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs and in the State Department’s Human Resources Bureau. Ms. Nair has a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and degrees in Political Science and Biology from Wellesley College. She is married to Jai Nair, a fellow Foreign Service Officer, and they have four children.


12:00 – Registration Opens
12:00 – Event Start
14:00 – Event Concludes


Lamont’s Bishops House


Free for Gold and Silver members

Registration Cut Off