Skip to main content

Appointment of New Director-General of AusAID

News, speeches and media

Media Release

Media release from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


The Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Peter Grey, today announced the appointment of Mr Trevor Kanaley as the new Director-General of the Australian agency for international development,

Mr Kanaley will replace Mr Philip Flood AO who took up the position of Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (ONA) in April this year.

Mr Kanaley brings to the position a wealth of experience in the Australian Public Service and the international development cooperation field. Since 1993 Mr Kanaley has been a Deputy Director-General of AusAID. Prior to that he held a range of senior positions with AusAID and the Department of Finance. Mr Kanaley has also worked with the World Bank on urban projects in India and as a financial adviser to the Government of Western Samoa.

Mr Kanaley, who was born in Sydney, is married with three children. He has a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Queensland.

As Director-General, Mr Kanaley will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of Australia's international development cooperation program. This program, valued at $1.56 billion in 1995-96, promotes sustainable development in developing countries.

Last Updated: 19 September 2014
Back to top