Mr Moriarty is a senior officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Prior to this appointment Mr Moriarty was First Assistant Secretary, Consular Public Diplomacy and Parliamentary Affairs Division, and Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch 2008-2009.
Mr Moriarty has extensive experience within DFAT and previously served overseas as Ambassador to Iran. He has served previously in Indonesia, in Papua New Guinea, and as Senior Negotiator with the Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville.
Mr Moriarty holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia and a Masters Degree in Strategic and Defence Studies from the Australian National University. He is married with two children. Mr Moriarty has studied Indonesian and Tok Pisin.