Australian Ambassador to Viet Nam (former), Mr. Joe Thwaites
When I took charge of the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, Dida Connor worked as a key member of the AusAID team, responsible for communications and public affairs. Her colleagues spoke very highly of her work and there is no doubt that the high standing in which the Australian aid effort in Vietnam was held was due not only to the content of the programs but to Dida’s expertise and hard work in her communications role. She is energetic, imaginative and a committed professional, and an excellent colleague on a personal level, and I was very sorry when she moved on to other work in her field. I was able to observe from the other side of the desk, as a “consumer”, the impact of her work with WHO and UNDP, and was not surprised to see there the same high standards, energy and effectiveness she had shown with the Embassy.