Mr Richard Feakes
Mr Feakes is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Assistant Secretary in the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia Branch. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission in Baghdad, with an earlier posting to Port Moresby. In Canberra, Mr Feakes also worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's International Division.
Mr Feakes holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Arts (Foreign Affairs) from Monash University. He is expected to take up his appointment in August 2016.