Australia's Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau is Mr Paul Tighe, who commenced official duties in October 2011.
Mr Tighe, is a senior career diplomat with postings as Ambassador to Greece (2005-2008), and as Deputy Head of Mission in Bangkok and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (1998-2001). He has also served overseas as Counsellor in the Australian Delegation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris from 1991 to 1995.
Prior to his appointment in Hong Kong, Mr Tighe was First Assistant Secretary of the Trade and Economic Policy Division. He has held a range of other Canberra-based positions including; First Assistant Secretary, Diplomatic Security, Information Management and Services Division; Assistant Secretary, Agriculture and Resources Branch; and Director, International Economic Analysis Section.
Before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Tighe worked in the Australian Treasury; the Secretariat of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris; and the Industries Assistance Commission.
Educated at the University of New South Wales, Mr Tighe holds a Bachelor of Science degree with first class honours.
Mr Tighe is accompanied on his assignment in Hong Kong by his wife Diane. Diane enjoys cuisine, travel, ballet, and theatre.