Ms Lisa Williams is the 2014 Lowy Institute-Rio Tinto China Fellow. Prior to accepting the fellowship, Ms Williams served as an Adviser on communications policy at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). She has also worked with PM&C on security and fiscal policy and with the industry department on climate change and industry policy. In 2012, Ms Williams worked with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a Chinese government research institute in Beijing, on low-carbon financing policy. Ms Williams holds a Bachelor of International Business and is currently completing a Masters of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Australian National University.