Mr Brett Hackett
Mr Hackett is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and was most recently Acting First Assistant Secretary, Americas Division, DFAT. He has previously served overseas as Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Brasilia; Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Kabul; Deputy Head of Mission, Australian High Commission, Islamabad; and First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Ottawa. In Canberra he has served in DFAT as Assistant Secretary, Canada and Latin America Branch; Assistant Secretary, Services and Intellectual Property Branch; and Director, Philippines and East Timor Section.
Mr Hackett holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.