Prior to joining WMO, Ms Power spent many years in the Australia-Pacific Islands Region. She managed the Ocean and Islands Programme of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission(SOPAC) , based in Suva, Fiji, from 2006 to 2007. SOPAC's focus is on marine geoscience, seabed mapping, seabed mining, tsunami modelling and international Maritime Law. From 2004 to 2006, Ms Power was the Coordinator of the Reef Fisheries Observatory (Coastal Fisheries Monitoring & Research) at the Marine Division of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community based in New Caledonia. Prior to that she worked as the Manager of the Natural Resource Management Unit and Coastal Management Unit with the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) based in Samoa from 2000 to 2004. Previously she was Regional Manager (Northern) for the Marine Parks-Coastal Management Programme of the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Straits in Australia and in other related positions in Queensland Government.
She holds BSc. (Hons 1st Class) in Marine Science and an MSc. (Tropical Coastal Ecosystems) from James Cook University in Australia.