Mr Ewen McDonald
Mr McDonald is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Most recently he served as a Deputy Secretary overseeing the Australian government’s aid and development work, which has a focus on the Pacific region where over 25 per cent of the aid budget is spent.
In Canberra he has held a range of positions including Deputy Director General, AusAID; Deputy Secretary, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; and Division Head, Department of Education, Science and Training. He has also worked in a range of departments in the Victorian state government.
Mr McDonald holds a Bachelor of Business from Deakin University.