Dennis Richardson AO

Secretary of the Department of Defence
'Australia, the U.S. and China - where to?'
Friday, 12 May 2017
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
Canberra - 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

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·         Commenced as Secretary of the Department of Defence on 18 October 2012

·         Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from January 2010 to October 2012

·         Ambassador of Australia to the United States, June 2005-December 2009.

·         Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation 1996-2005.

·         Deputy Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs 1993-1996.

·         Head of the Review of the Intelligence Community post Cold War 1992.

·         Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister 1990-1991.

·         Various senior public service roles in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Immigration 1986-1990.

·         A range of positions in the then Department of Foreign Affairs, with postings to Nairobi, Port Moresby and Jakarta 1969-1986.

·         Graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1968.

·         Awarded an AO in 2003.

·         Born in Kempsey NSW in 1947.