Australian Ambassadors and other representatives
Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York
The Hon Mitchell Fifield
The Honourable Mitch Fifield is Australia's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations taking up his posting in New York in October 2019.
Mr Fifield is a former Australian Senator and Cabinet Minister. During fifteen years in the Senate Mr Fifield's appointments included Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate; Manager of Government Business in the Senate; Minister for Communications; Minister for the Arts; Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government; and Minister responsible for disabilities and aged care.
Prior to entering Parliament Mr Fifield served as a Senior Adviser to the Treasurer of Australia and as a reservist in the Australian Army Psychology Corps.
Mr Fifield holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.