Shannon Leahy

Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner – Southeast Asia

Shannon leads Queensland’s Vietnam and Singapore operations and oversees TIQ’s Trade and Investment Commissioner, Indonesia.  

He commenced as Queensland Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to Southeast Asia in October 2023. 

He brings to the role more than 15 years of international market development experience, leading trade and investment teams across ASEAN nations. Shannon’s leadership experience in the region extends to his roles as Austrade’s Trade Commissioner to Hanoi, Vietnam (2018-22), and Austrade’s Trade Commissioner to Indonesia (2013-2016). As Trade Commissioner to Vietnam, he led Austrade’s inward investment and trade diversification strategy. 

Prior to his Austrade career, Shannon held senior policy and ministerial adviser roles in state government, including to South Australia's Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Investment and Trade.  

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from Flinders University and a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Deakin University. 

Trade and Investment Queensland office: Vietnam

Unit 10.02, Friendship Tower,
31 Le Duan Str Ben Nghe Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Telephone +65 8125 2352