Mr Borrowman is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was from November 2009 until recently First Assistant Secretary, South East Asia Division. Prior to this, he was seconded to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as First Assistant Secretary, International Division.
Mr Borrowman previously served overseas, as Counsellor, Australian High Commission, London; Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Stockholm with an earlier posting to Brussels.
Educated at the Australian National University, Mr Borrowman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian Studies and a Graduate Diploma in International Law. He is married and has three adult children.