List of High Commissioners of Australia to Canada

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High Commissioner of Australia to Canada
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Incumbent
Tony Negus

since 15 January 2015
Style His Excellency
Nominator Prime Minister of Australia
Appointer Governor General of Australia
Inaugural holder Sir Thomas Glasgow
Formation 12 September 1939
Website Australian High Commission, Canada
Australia House, the official residence of the Australian High Commissioner to Canada, in Ottawa, Canada.

The High Commissioner of Australia to Canada is an officer of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the head of the High Commission of the Commonwealth of Australia to Canada. The Australian High Commission also has responsibility for relations with Bermuda, a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. The position has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is currently held by former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus.[1]

Australia and Canada have enjoyed official diplomatic relations since 12 September 1939, when high commissioners were first exchanged as one of Australia's first independent postings. As fellow Dominion countries, Australia and Canada had many prior contacts, particularly in trade. The High Commissioner's Official Residence is located at Australia House, Ottawa, while the Chancery is located at Suite 710, Clarica Centre II, 50 O'Connor Street, in Downtown Ottawa.

High Commissioners[edit]

Name Start of term End of term References
Sir Thomas Glasgow 12 September 1939 1945
Alfred Stirling 1945 1946
Frank Forde 1947 1953
Sir Douglas Copland 1953 1957
Walter Crocker 1957 1959
Sir Walter Cawthorn 1959 1960
Kieren Desmond (Acting) 1960 1961
David Hay 1961 1964
Sir Kenneth Bailey 1964 1969
David McNicol 1969 1973
James Ingram 1973 1975
Max Loveday 1975 1977
John Ryan 1977 1980
Barrie Dexter 1980 1983
Rowen Osborn 1983 1985
Robert Laurie 1985 989
James Humphries 1989 1991
David Spencer 1991 1993
Frank Murray July 1993 May 1997
Gregory Wood May 1997 July 2001 [2]
Tony Hely July 2001 February 2005 [3]
William Fisher February 2005 November 2008 [4]
Justin Brown November 2008 December 2011 [5][6]
Louise Hand January 2012 14 January 2015 [7][8]
Tony Negus 15 January 2015 present [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. "High Commissioner to Canada". Australian Government. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Downer, Alexander (27 March 1997). "Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Downer, Alexander (2 May 2001). "Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Downer, Alexander (29 November 2004). "Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Smith, Stephen (6 August 2008). "Diplomatic Appointment - High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Farewell from High Commissioner Brown" (PDF) (3). Australian Government. Australia News - High Commission Ottawa. November 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Rudd, Kevin (29 December 2011). "Diplomatic Appointment - High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Beaulne-Stuebing, Laura (14 January 2015). "Diplomatic Circles - Hand waves goodbye". Embassy News. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Abbott, Tony (1 December 2014). "Australian High Commissioner to Canada" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. 

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