This biographical article is written like a résumé. (June 2016)
Nick Warner greeting Solomon Islands women while serving as Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands
|Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service|
17 August 2009 – 18 December 2017
|Preceded by||David Irvine|
|Succeeded by||Paul Symon|
|Secretary of the Department of Defence|
4 December 2006 – 14 August 2009
|Preceded by||Ric Smith|
|Succeeded by||Ian Watt|
Nicholas Peter Warner
22 May 1950
|Alma mater||Australian National University (BA, MA)|
|Occupation||Public servant, diplomat|
Nicholas Peter Warner AO PSM (born 22 May 1950 in Singapore) is an Australian diplomat, intelligence official, public servant, and the Director-General of the Office of National Intelligence since 20 December 2018.
Warner served as the Director-General of the Office of National Assessments from December 2017 to December 2018, the Director-General Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) from August 2009 to December 2017, and the Secretary of the Australian Department of Defence from December 2006 to August 2009. He is best known and highly respected for his role in "RAMSI" as the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.
- (1973–77) Worked in the JIO
- (1979–88), Deputy Head, Current Intelligence Branch and National Assessments Officer for Africa
- (1980) Australian Liaison Office, Salisbury, Rhodesia
- (1988–89) Director, South Asia, Africa, Middle East Trade Section
- (1989–90) Head, Australian Liaison Office, Namibia during the Australian contribution to UNTAG
- (1990–91) Director, Central and Southern Africa Section
- (1991–93) Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Permanent Mission to the Supreme National Council, Cambodia
- (1994–97) Australian Ambassador to Iran
- (1997–98) Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch and Senior Spokesman
- (1997–98) Acting First Assistant Secretary, Public Affairs and Consular Division
- (1998–99) First Assistant Secretary, South and South East Asia Division
- (1999–2003) High Commissioner, Papua New Guinea
- (2003) First Assistant Secretary, South Pacific, Africa and Middle East Division
- (2003–2004) Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI)
- (2004–2005) Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- (2005–2006) Senior Adviser (International) to the Prime Minister
- (4 December 2006-August 2009) Secretary of Defence
- (17 August 2009 – 18 December 2017) Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)
- (18 December 2017-20 December 2018) Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (ONA)
- (20 December 2018-) Director-General of the Office of National Intelligence (ONI)
Warner was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2006 for outstanding public service as High Commissioner to Port Moresby, Special Coordinator for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and leader of the Emergency Response Team which dealt with the kidnapping in Baghdad of Mr Douglas Wood. On 13 June 2011, he was named an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public sector leadership through the development of policy, administration and reform in the areas of intelligence, defence and international relations.
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References and notes
- Peake, Ross (13 July 2012). "Journalist Denis Warner dies". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 18 September 2013.
- "Maintaining a Strong and Secure Australia" Prime Minister of Australia press release, 1 December 2017
- "Malcolm Turnbull names spy chief Nick Warner to lead new security agency" The Canberra Times, 1 December 2017
- CDF thanks Nick Warner, Defence Media release MSPA 264/09, 13 August 2009. defence.gov.au
- Downer, Alexander (19 May 1999). "Diplomatic Appointment: High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 12 February 2014.
- ASIS Director General - Position Bio. asis.gov.au
- "Nick Warner PSM". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
- "Nick Warner AO". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
| Australian Ambassador to Iran
| Australian High Commissioner
to Papua New Guinea
| Secretary of the
Department of Defence
| Director-General of the
Australian Secret Intelligence Service
| Director-General of the Office of National Assessments