24 April 2017
Consul-General starts duties
Australia’s new Consul-General, Ms Michaela Browning, has commenced duties in Hong Kong after officially receiving her diplomatic credentials today.
The appointment of Ms Browning comes as Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism and Infrastructure invited public submissions on a potential Free Trade Agreement between Australia and Hong Kong.
Ms Browning is a senior career public servant and was most recently Head of Investment, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade). She has held a range of senior positions including Head of Established Markets and Special Adviser to the CEO on Strategy and China (Austrade) and Senior Adviser to the then Defence and Foreign Ministers. Ms Browning was also a Trade Negotiator at the Doha Development Round and for the free trade agreements Australia negotiated with the USA and Singapore. She has previously served overseas in Thailand and Singapore.
Ms Browning holds a Masters in Foreign Affairs & Trade and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours, both from Monash University.
Acting Commissioner of PRC's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tong Xiaoling today met with Ms Michaela Browning, new Consul-General of Australia in Hong Kong, and presented her with the Consular Certificate.
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CONSULATE-GENERAL MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mr Gavin McDougall Tel: +852 2585 4418
Ms Simmy Lam Tel: +852 2585 4482