Mr Bryce Hutchesson
Mr Hutchesson is a senior career officer with Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He assumed his current position as Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking in April 2019.
Before taking up this role, Mr Hutchesson was Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka (2016-19). He has also served as Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi (1999-2002), with earlier postings in Bangkok (1995-97) and Tel Aviv (1990-92). In addition, he worked in Washington DC with Australia’s Office of National Assessments (2008-10).
In Canberra, Mr Hutchesson has led DFAT's South and West Asia Division (2014-15) and, at various times, branches responsible for South Asia and Indian Ocean affairs, regional and international security, and executive planning and coordination. He joined DFAT in 1988 after a stint as a lawyer in Melbourne.
Mr Hutchesson was born in 1961. He is married with two adult children. He holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. He enjoys Australian football, reading, bushwalking and travel.