Michael Ward, British Consul-General and Director General, Department for International Trade, Australia & NZ
Michael Ward is a career diplomat who has specialised in European affairs and trade promotion. He took up his position as Consul General in Sydney, and Director General Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand, in February 2017.
Prior to his posting to Australia Michael was the Interim Managing Director for Volume Exports and Investment at the Department for International Trade (DIT), where he led the operation to transform the way DIT supports and serves larger numbers of UK exporters and foreign direct investors.
Prior to this role, Michael was Director, Department for International Trade in France and Regional Director Inward Investment for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Other roles at DIT include Director, Strategic Relationship Management and Director, Infrastructure and Low Carbon.
Michael has also served as First Secretary at the UK Representation to the EU and Foreign Policy Advisor at the European Commission. He has a BA (Hons), Modern Languages – French and German. He is bilingual in French and also speaks Turkish and Hungarian.
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