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New British Consul General arrives in Sydney

Michael Ward takes up key post focused on developing trade and investment with Australia.

Michael Ward

Michael Ward, Consul General Sydney and Director General, Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand

This week the British High Commission in Australia welcomes Mr. Michael Ward as Consul General and Director General, Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney.

Mr. Ward is a career diplomat with a wealth of international experience including a recent posting to France where he was both Director of Trade and Investment and Regional Director, Inward Investment for Europe.

He has also served at the UK Representation to the EU in Brussels, as a Foreign Policy Advisor at the European Commission and as Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Budapest.

Mr. Ward will lead on promoting trade and investment opportunities between Australia and the UK.

Michael Ward said:

I am honoured to have been appointed British Consul General and delighted to be here in Australia. The UK and Australia share a very special and rich relationship, and I look forward to working with colleagues, partners, industry and government to further build this relationship through trade, investment and wider collaboration opportunities between our two countries.

It is an exciting time to have arrived in Australia as Britain re-defines its place as a global leader and our two countries start to review the future of our trade relationship.

You can follow Michael Ward on twitter @michaelwardUK

Media Contact

Annie Galea

Head of Communications

British Consulate General Sydney

(02) 8247 2274

Published 1 February 2017