List of Australian special interests Ambassadors and Envoys

List of Australian special interests Ambassadors and Envoys List of ambassadors of Australia to the United States List of ambassadors of Australia to China

Australian special interests Ambassadors and Envoys are specially-appointed officers of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to represent Australia's interests abroad on a larger scale (such as by continent) or through representing Australia's approach to various international issues. While the special interest Ambassadors-at-Large are appointed in the same manner as would a normal Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, they are not credentialed to any state and thus have no treaty-making powers. Special Envoys are typically appointed by the Prime Minister of Australia.

Special interests Ambassadors

Ambassadors for Counter-Terrorism, 2003–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Nick Warner 20 March 2003 14 August 2003 [1]
Les Luck 14 August 2003 20 July 2006 [2]
Mike Smith 20 July 2006 5 September 2008 [3]
Bill Paterson 5 September 2008 14 March 2013 [4]
Bill Fisher 14 March 2013 18 May 2014 [5]
Miles Armitage 18 May 2014 21 July 2016 [6]
Paul Foley PSM 21 July 2016 present [7]

Ambassadors for the Environment, 1989–2007, 2014–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Sir Ninian Stephen 1989 1992
Penelope Wensley 1992 January 1996
Howard Bamsey January 1996 September 1997 [8]
Meg McDonald September 1997 November 1998 [9]
Ralph Hillman November 1998 March 2002 [10]
Christopher Langman March 2002 February 2004 [11]
Justin Brown February 2004 January 2005 [12]
Jan Adams January 2005 2007 [13]
Role merged with Climate Change Ambassador
Peter Woolcott November 2014 29 February 2016 [14]
Patrick Suckling 29 February 2016 date [15]

Ambassadors for Climate Change, 2007–2014

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Jan Adams 2007 February 2009
Louise Hand February 2009 13 May 2012 [16]
Justin Lee 13 May 2012 1 November 2014 [17]

Ambassadors for Cyber Affairs, 2016–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Dr Tobias Feakin 10 November 2016 date [18]

Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, 2007–2012

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Murray Proctor December 2007 May 2012 [19]

Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, 2012–2017

Name Start of term End of term Notes
James Gilling 3 October 2012 13 June 2017 [19]
Succeeded by Ambassador for Regional Health Security

Ambassador for Regional Health Security, 2017–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Blair Exell 13 June 2017 date [20]

Ambassadors for People Smuggling Issues, 2002–2017

Name Start of term End of term Notes
John Buckley April 2002 30 July 2003 [21]
Caroline Millar 30 July 2003 19 December 2005 [22]
Lydia Morton 19 December 2005 January 2007 [23]
Michael Potts January 2007 June 2009 [24]
Peter Woolcott June 2009 February 2010 [25]
James Larsen February 2010 27 May 2012 [26]
Craig Chittick 27 May 2012 December 2014 [26]
Andrew Goledzinowski December 2014 19 October 2017 [27]
Succeeded by Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking

Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking, 2017–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Dr Geoffrey Shaw 19 October 2017 date [28]

Ambassadors for Women and Girls, 2011–date

Name Start of term End of term Notes
Penny Williams 13 September 2011 16 December 2013 [29]
Natasha Stott Despoja 16 December 2013 21 November 2016 [30]
Sharman Stone 21 November 2016 incumbent [31]

Special Envoys

See also

References

  1. ^ Downer, Alexander (20 March 2003). "Appointment: Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  2. ^ Downer, Alexander (14 August 2003). "Diplomatic Appointment – Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  3. ^ Downer, Alexander (20 July 2006). "Diplomatic Appointment – Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  4. ^ Smith, Stephen (5 September 2008). "Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  5. ^ Carr, Bob (14 March 2013). "Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  6. ^ Bishop, Julie (18 May 2014). "Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  7. ^ Bishop, Julie (21 July 2016). "Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism" (Press release). Australian Government.
  8. ^ Evans, Gareth (27 July 1995). "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador to Geneva UN, Ambassador for the Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  9. ^ Downer, Alexander (27 September 1997). "DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENT: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT" (Press release). Australian Government.
  10. ^ Downer, Alexander (18 November 1998). "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador For The Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  11. ^ Downer, Alexander (15 March 2002). "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador For The Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  12. ^ Downer, Alexander (6 February 2004). "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador For The Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  13. ^ Downer, Alexander (10 December 2004). "Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador For The Environment" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  14. ^ Bishop, Julie (1 November 2014). "Ambassador for the Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  15. ^ Bishop, Julie (29 February 2016). "Ambassador for the Environment" (Press release). Australian Government.
  16. ^ Smith, Stephen; Wong, Penny (9 February 2009). "New Ambassador for climate change" (Press release). Australian Government.
  17. ^ Carr, Bob; Combet, Greg (13 May 2012). "New Ambassador for Climate Change" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015.
  18. ^ Bishop, Julie; Tehan, Dan (10 November 2016). "Ambassador for Cyber Affairs" (Joint Media Release). Minister for Foreign Affairs. Australian Government. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  19. ^ a b Carr, Bob (13 May 2012). "Incoming Ambassador for HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 April 2015.
  20. ^ Bishop, Julie (13 June 2017). "Ambassador for Regional Health Security" (Press release). Australian Government.
  21. ^ Downer, Alexander (28 February 2002). "Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  22. ^ Downer, Alexander (30 July 2003). "Diplomatic Appointment - Ambassador For People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  23. ^ Downer, Alexander (19 December 2005). "Diplomatic Appointment - Ambassador For People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  24. ^ Downer, Alexander (29 December 2006). "Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  25. ^ Smith, Stephen (8 June 2009). "Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  26. ^ a b Carr, Bob (27 May 2012). "New Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  27. ^ Bishop, Julie; Morrison, Scott (24 November 2014). "Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues" (Press release). Australian Government.
  28. ^ Bishop, Julie (19 October 2017). "Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking" (Press release). Australian Government.
  29. ^ Gillard, Julia; Rudd, Kevin; Ellis, Kate (13 September 2011). "Australia appoints Global Ambassador for Women and Girls" (Press release). Australian Government.
  30. ^ Bishop, Julie; Cash, Michaelia (16 December 2013). "Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls" (Press release). Australian Government.
  31. ^ Bishop, Julie; Cash, Michaelia (21 November 2016). "Ambassador for Women and Girls" (Press release). Australian Government.
  32. ^ Bishop, Julie (8 February 2016). "Special Envoy for Human Rights" (Press release). Australian Government.
  33. ^ Bishop, Julie (3 September 2015). "Re-appointment of Special Envoy to the OIC" (Press release). Australian Government.
  34. ^ Rudd, Kevin (29 June 2011). "Special Envoy to the OIC" (Press release). Australian Government.
  35. ^ Rudd, Kevin (31 July 2011). "Appointment of UNSC Special Envoy" (Press release). Australian Government.
  36. ^ a b Rudd, Kevin (12 October 2010). "Appointment of Special Envoys" (Press release). Australian Government.
  37. ^ Downer, Alexander (28 June 1996). "APPOINTMENT OF MR MALCOLM FRASER AS SPECIAL ENVOY TO AFRICA" (Press release). Australian Government.
  38. ^ Garrett, Peter (20 October 2008), Appointment of Sandy Hollway as Australia's Special Envoy on Whale Conservation, archived from the original on 14 February 2014
  39. ^ "Sandy Hollway to be first whaling envoy". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 2 May 2008. Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2017.