Mr Marc Innes-Brown
Ambassador to Iran
Prior to taking up his position as Ambassador to Iran, Mr Innes-Brown was Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq, a position he held since August 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of the Iraq Task Force during 2005-06. In Canberra, he has held a range of positions including Director, Indonesia Section and Director, East Timor Section (2003-05). From 2001 to 2003, Mr Innes-Brown was seconded to the International Division of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he worked on South-East Asia and Americas policy issues.
Overseas, Mr Innes-Brown has served as First Secretary, Australian Embassy, Washington (2000-01) and Third Secretary, Australian Embassy, Bangkok (1995-98). He also headed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s temporary tsunami response office in Phuket, Thailand during January-February 2005. Mr Innes-Brown was awarded a Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal for his outstanding work during the aftermath of the tsunami.
Mr Innes-Brown was born in Goulburn in 1966. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts (Political Science) degree from the University of Hawaii.