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Australian Ambassadors and other representatives

Deputy Head of Mission, Malaysia

Ms Hannah Birdsey

Ms Birdsey is Australia's Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur. Prior to taking up this position she was Assistant Secretary, Agriculture, Infrastructure and Water Branch in the Economic Growth and Sustainability Division, DFAT.

Ms Birdsey is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She previously served overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia (2010-2014) and in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (2003-2006). In Canberra, Ms Birdsey has held a range of positions in DFAT including Assistant Secretary of Governance, Fragility, and Water Branch, and Deputy Head of the Coronavirus Coordination Unit. She previously worked at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

Ms Birdsey holds a Masters in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of New England.

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