Western Australia State Director, Mr Michael Wood
Michael Wood took up the position of Director of the Western Australia State Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in February 2012, where he is responsible for managing DFAT’s engagement with its diverse local stakeholders, including the State Government and Western Australia’s business and academic communities.
Michael is a career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs who has worked at Australian diplomatic missions in Mexico City, New Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore where he was Deputy Head of Mission. In Canberra he has worked in many areas of the foreign affairs and trade portfolio, including trade (bilateral, APEC, WTO and Free Trade Agreements), economic issues (as Director, International Economic Section) and bilateral country relations (most recently as Director, Japan Section).
While accompanying his wife on her posting to New Delhi in 2009-12 Michael started up and ran a local branch of an Australian theatre company which presents festivals of ten minute plays.
Michael was born and was educated in WA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Philosophy (UWA) and a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment (Australian Securities Institute).
He is married and has two sons.