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George Mina

Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

George Mina was appointed Deputy Secretary, Trade and Investment Group in March 2024.

Prior to taking up his current role, he served as Ambassador, Australian Permanent Mission to the WTO.

In Canberra he has also served as First Assistant Secretary, Consular and Crisis Management Division, Assistant Secretary, Services and Intellectual Property Branch (2010-2012); Assistant Secretary, Trade Policy Branch (2012); Head of Australia’s campaign for the United Nations Human Rights Council (2017); and Head of the Office of Trade Negotiations (2017-2020).

Overseas he has served in Cairo (1999-2002); Geneva (2004-2007); Paris (2013-2017); and again in Geneva (2020-2024). He has served twice as Ambassador to multilateral organisations (UNESCO and WTO).

Mr Mina holds a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University (1998); a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours, Economics) from the University of Melbourne (1991); and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French) from the University of New England (2012).

George Mina