Mr Michael Growder
Mr Michael Growder took up the position of Deputy Head of Mission in Kuala Lumpur in October 2017.
Mr Growder is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, whose most recent role in Canberra was Assistant Secretary, FTA Outreach Unit in DFAT’s Free Trade Agreement Division. Mr Growder has been posted previously as Counsellor (Public Affairs and Culture) in Beijing (2012-2014); and First Secretary (Economic and Trade Policy) in Hanoi (2005-2007). In Canberra, Mr Growder has also worked in North Asia Division. Prior to joining DFAT, Mr Growder worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia (1997-2000).
Mr Growder has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese from the University of Queensland. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese.