Biography Dr Benjamin Herscovitch is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). His primary areas of research are Australia–China relations and China’s statecraft. He is the author of Beijing to Canberra and Back, a fortnightly newsletter chronicling Australia–China relations. Prior to joining the ANU, he […]

Gallery Biography Dr Angela Macdonald has been the Australian Ambassador to Thailand since 2022. Before arriving in Thailand, she served as First Assistant Secretary of Middle East and Africa Division. She has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy […]

Gallery Biography László Varró has extensive experience in energy economics, policy and strategy. He studied economics at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, and the University of Cambridge, UK. He has worked as a regulator in Hungary’s electricity and gas markets and as Strategy Director for MOL Group, an independent oil and gas company. In 2011 […]


Gallery Biography As Deputy Head of Mission in Washington DC, Paul Myler has supported Ambassadors Hockey, Sinodinos and now Rudd through the major geopolitical and economic shifts of the last five years including: COVID19; China’s economic coercion and Australia’s responding diversification of markets and prioritisation of trusted supply chains; re-energising of the Quad and founding […]

Gallery Biography Ambasador Ufuk Gezer is Türkiye’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Türkiye to Australia since January 2023. Previously, he has worked as a special advisor to the Deputy Minister and held leading functions in the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Deputy Director General in the Ministry’s directorate for Southeast […]

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Gallery Biography Mr Spencer was the 76th Secretary of the US Navy, sworn into office in August 2017 and served until November 2019. Through his appointment his career came full circle having served in the US Marine Corps following his university graduation where he proudly served as an H-46 (Phrog) pilot until 1981. After leaving […]

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