Dr Justin Lee was appointed Ambassador for Climate Change and seconded to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in April 2012. He was previously Australia's High Commissioner to Bangladesh (2009-2012) and also served overseas as Counsellor and Head of the Political Section at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta (2005-2008) and as Third and later Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby (1999-2001).
In Canberra, he has served in a range of positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), including as Assistant Secretary, Consular Policy Branch, Director of the Media Liaison Section and worked in the Indonesia Section and Nuclear Policy Branch. He joined DFAT in 1995.
Dr Lee holds a BA (Jur.) (Hons), a PhD in Development Geography from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University. He is married and has two children.