Deputy Head of Mission to India

Mr Chris Elstoft

Chris Elstoft is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  He has been the Deputy Head of Mission in New Delhi since June 2015. 

Mr Elstoft has previously served overseas as Counsellor Jakarta (2008-2010), DHOM Baghdad (2007), Political Adviser Honiara RAMSI (2003-2004) and First Secretary Port Moresby (2000-2002).

In Canberra, Mr Elstoft has held a range of positions in DFAT and the former AusAID, and was most recently the Assistant Secretary, South Asia Regional and Indian Ocean Branch. 

Mr Elstoft holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University and a Masters of Economics (Development) from the Australian National University.

Last Updated: 20 September 2013
Chris Elstoft

Download photograph