Ms Toohey has been appointed as the GIANTS' Canberra-based Director.

Ms Toohey joins the GIANTS following a distinguished career with the Australian Defence Force, from which she recently retired from the Army as a Major General after completing 36 years of service.

Her career with the Army included senior appointments in capability and training, and active operational service in Cambodia.  Some of her appointments include a posting as an instructor at the Royal Military College – Army and as the Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General of Australia and serving as the European Liaison Officer for the Capability Development Group, representing the ADF at various multinational, NATO and European Union fora.

In 2016 Ms Toohey was appointed Deputy Electoral Commissioner in the Australian Electoral Commission before being made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017 for her service to the Australian Defence Force in the fields of capability development and education. She was also recently appointed a Director of Basketball ACT.