H.E. Mr Tim Yeend
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
Australian Permanent Mission in Geneva
Ambassador Tim Yeend was appointed as Australia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO on 1 March 2010. Mr Yeend will also represent Australia's interests in the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Prior to his current appointment Ambassador Yeend was the First Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Mr Yeend was also Australia's lead negotiator in the Trans Pacific Partnership and Australia-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA negotiations.
Tim Yeend was Special Negotiator for Agriculture in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from January 2006 to December 2007. Prior to this he served as Australia's Deputy Permanent Representative to the WTO in Geneva.
Mr Yeend has previously served as an adviser to former Deputy Prime Ministers and Ministers for Trade, Tim Fisher and Mark Vaile. He has also worked at the Australian Embassies in Jakarta and Pretoria/Cape Town as well as working in the former Department of Primary Industries and Energy.
Mr Yeend holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the Australian National University. He is married and has two sons.
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