Nejula Blake has been a Defence partner since 2007 and joined DFA in November 2019.

She has an extensive background in human resources and recruitment. She has been brought into the team to develop the DFA Partner Employment program.

Originally from New Zealand she moved to Australia 13 years ago when her partner joined the Australian Army.

She understands how challenging it can be to build your own career and maintain your own identity as you follow your partner around the country, especially now as the mother to a toddler. She recognises that what makes us amazing Defence partners also provides us valuable skills which are highly in demand in today’s workforce, we are adaptable, resilient and have a can do attitude.  

She also has undertaken the challenge of slowly turning her thumb green with a growing collection of indoor plants and an outdoor container vegetable and herb garden that provides something for most dinners, even if it’s just a sprinkle of parsley.

Contact Nejula via partneremployment@dfa.org.au