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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Ambassador to Jordan

Mr Bernard Lynch

Biography

Mr Lynch is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), most recently serving in DFAT’s COVID-19 Coordination Unit. Mr Lynch has previously served overseas in Riyadh, Dili, Jakarta and Tehran.

Mr Lynch is a former Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow in Middle East affairs with the United States Institute of Peace. He is a graduate of the Australian Defence College’s Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies and holds a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) from Deakin University. He also holds Masters degrees in International Law, Commerce and Arts (Middle Eastern Studies) from the Australian National University; and a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Studies) from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Mr Lynch speaks Arabic and Persian.

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