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Christopher Paul De Cure OAM

Bachelor of Economics ANU 1979

Career highlights

  • Assistant Secretary, Office of Trade Negotiations - Agriculture and Food Branch, DFAT, 2012-present
  • Consul - General, Los Angeles, 2009 - present
  • First Assistant Secretary, Americas Division Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2008
  • Head of APEC Task Force, in lead up to Australia's hosting of APEC Leaders Meeting in Sydney in 2007 from 2005-2007
  • Chair, APEC Committee of Trade and Investment 2006-2007
  • Assistant Secretary, Parliament & Media Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and senior media spokesperson 2001-2002
  • Awarded Order of Australia Medal for role in coordinating Australian Government response to Bali Bombing in October 2002
  • Head of DFAT Task Force for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games 2000

Career philosophy

"Keep an open mind about the direction of your career. A degree can open doors but you should not let it shut others. If you are passionate about what you do, success will follow"

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