Media release from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


2 August 1995


The Acting Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Peter Grey, today announced the appointment of Mr Trevor Kanaley as the new Director-General of the Australian agency for international development, AusAID.

Mr Kanaley will replace Mr Philip Flood AO who took up the position of Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (ONA) in April this year.

Mr Kanaley brings to the position a wealth of experience in the Australian Public Service and the international development cooperation field. Since 1993 Mr Kanaley has been a Deputy Director-General of AusAID. Prior to that he held a range of senior positions with AusAID and the Department of Finance. Mr Kanaley has also worked with the World Bank on urban projects in India and as a financial adviser to the Government of Western Samoa.

Mr Kanaley, who was born in Sydney, is married with three children. He has a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Sydney and a Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Queensland.

As Director-General, Mr Kanaley will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of Australia's international development cooperation program. This program, valued at $1.56 billion in 1995-96, promotes sustainable development in developing countries.