Mr Kane is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He was most recently Director of Staffing. Mr Kane has served as Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Washington DC and Deputy Head of Mission, Mexico City, with an earlier posting to Santiago. He served as Senior Adviser in the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Mr Kane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Deakin University, and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University. He speaks Spanish.