Marielle Smith

Senator for South Australia

Marielle Smith is passionate about representing South Australians.

Marielle is a professional public policy adviser by background, with diverse experience as an international policy adviser for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as an adviser on early childhood education and care to former Minister Kate Ellis MP and as a senior adviser to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and beyondblue.

Marielle has a proven record in senior leadership through private and public sector board positions and as a manager within her family business. She has also volunteered her time to work with children who had been the victims of forced labour in West Africa.

Marielle holds a Masters of Science with Distinction in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and a first class honours degree from the Australian National University. Marielle lives in Adelaide with her husband and young son.