Dr Axel Wabenhorst
Dr Wabenhorst is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was previously Director in the Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation Branch. He has served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Tehran with earlier postings in Riyadh and Baghdad.
In Canberra, Dr Wabenhorst has served as the DFAT Liaison Officer at the Australian Headquarters Joint Operations Command; and Director, UN Security Council Task Force.
Dr Wabenhorst holds a BSc (Hons) majoring in Pure Mathematics from Monash University and a DPhil in Computer Science from Oxford University. He speaks Arabic, German and Farsi.