Stuart Harris (public servant)

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Stuart Harris
AO
Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 September 1984 – 24 July 1987
Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs
In office
24 July 1987 – 3 July 1988
Personal details
Born Stuart Francis Harris
(1931-03-14) 14 March 1931 (age 86)
London, England
Nationality Australia Australian
Alma mater University of Sydney
Australian National University
Occupation Public servant

Stuart Francis Harris AO (born 14 March 1931) is a retired Australian senior public servant. He was born in London, England.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Between 1972 and 1975 Harris was a Deputy Secretary of the Department of Overseas Trade.[3]

In September 1984 Harris was appointed secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs.[2] Harris oversaw the transition in administrative arrangements in which the Department of Foreign Affairs was reorganised and the expanded Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was established.[4] Harris retired as secretary of the department in 1988.[5]

Since his retirement from the public service, Harris has continued research on China's foreign policy and global relationships as an Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University.[3][6]

Awards[edit]

In the 1989 Birthday Honours Harris was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of distinguished public service.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CP 415: Emeritus Professor Stuart Francis HARRIS AO, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 31 March 2014 
  2. ^ a b Hawke, Robert (3 September 1984). "Unknown" (Press release). Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Emeritus Professor Stuart Harris, Australian National University, archived from the original on 10 April 2011 
  4. ^ Harris 2008, p. 27.
  5. ^ Hawke, Robert (2 June 1988). "Unknown" (Press release). Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Expert discusses likelihood of Aust, China free trade agreement", Lateline, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 22 October 2003, archived from the original on 28 April 2005 
  7. ^ Search Australian Honours: HARRIS, Stuart Francis, Australian Government 

References and further reading[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Peter Henderson
Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs
1984 – 1987
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs
Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
1987 – 1988
Succeeded by
Richard Woolcott
Preceded by
Vince FitzGerald
as Secretary of the Department of Trade