Andrew Goledzinowski AM commenced his appointment as Australia’s Ambassador for People Smuggling Issues in December 2014.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Goledzinowski was Assistant Secretary of the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia Branch with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Overseas, Mr Goledzinowski has served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, with earlier postings in Wellington, Pretoria, Port Vila, Geneva UN and Baghdad. He has also held senior positions with the United Nations and World Bank and served as an Advisor to two Foreign Ministers: Gareth Evans and Alexander Downer. In Canberra, Mr Goledzinowski has previously had responsibility for Counter Terrorism, United Nations, and Pacific regional issues.
Mr Goledzinowski is a holder of the Order of Australia (AM), the Australian Overseas Service Medal, the Australian Defence Force Medal and the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
Mr Goledzinowski will work closely with the Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) Joint Agency Task Force to ensure that international elements of OSB are effectively coordinated across government. He will take forward key elements of the government’s regional deterrence framework, including through the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime, which Australia co-chairs with Indonesia.