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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Ambassador to Thailand

Mr Allan McKinnon


Mr McKinnon is a senior career officer with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMC) and was most recently Deputy Secretary. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission and before this, Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Tokyo. In Australia, he has served as Deputy National Security Adviser, PMC; Deputy Commander, Joint Agency Task Force – Operation Sovereign Borders; First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); First Assistant Secretary, Diplomatic Security, Information Management and Services Division, DFAT; First Assistant Secretary, Corporate Management Division, DFAT; and Adviser, Office of the Trade Minister.

Mr McKinnon holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the Australian National University and a Diploma in Law from the Legal Practitioners Board.

Last Updated: 4 February 2019
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