Bernard Philip is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He has been Australia's Deputy High Commissioner to India since January 2013. He has previously served overseas as Head of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Uruzgan province in Afghanistan and Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington. In Canberra he has worked in a range of positions in DFAT and the Department of Defence. He was born in Brisbane and educated at the University of Queensland (BA, LLB) and as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Cambridge (M Phil in International Relations).