Mr Kang is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was recently Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch. Overseas, Mr Kang served as High Commissioner to Vanuatu from 2009 until 2010, Deputy Head of Mission and Counsellor, Australian Embassy Manila from 2006 until 2008, and an earlier posting to London. From 2004 to 2005 Mr Kang was also seconded to the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as a senior adviser.
Mr Kang holds Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees from the University of Sydney and a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Foreign Affairs and Trade) from Monash University. He is married with one son.