Jon Philp

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Jon Philp (2012)

Jonathan (Jon) Philp (born 1960 in Bangkok)[1] is an Australian diplomat and career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

On 9 August 2012, Bob Carr announced Philp as the next Australian ambassador to Afghanistan.[2][3] He presented his credentials to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on 31 January 2013.[4]

Before he was chosen as ambassador, Philp was the Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch and Assistant Secretary, Consular Operations Branch.

He has previously served overseas as Ambassador to Turkey; Deputy Head of Mission in Myanmar and postings to Saudi Arabia, Vientiane, London, Nairobi and Madrid.

Mr Philp holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Australian National University. He speaks Arabic and French.

Postings[change | change source]

  • 1986-1988 - Third Secretary, Australian Embassy in Riyadh
  • 1992-1995 - Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy in Yangon
  • 1996-1998 - Director, Southeast Asian Issues
  • 1999 - Assistance Secretary, Diplomatic Security Branch
  • 2001-2004 - Ambassador, Australian Embassy in Ankara
  • 2004-2007 - Head of International Relations, Woodside Petroleum
  • 2008-2009 - Somalia Taskforce, Nairobi
  • 2009-2011 - Assistance Secretary, Consular Operations Branch
  • 2012 - Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch
  • 2013-present - Ambassador, Australian Embassy in Kabul[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "CAPS hosts Australian Ambassador to Afghanistan". Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies. 6 July 2013. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. "New ambassador to Afghanistan named". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. "Ambassador to Afghanistan". Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs. 10 August 2012. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  4. "President Karzai Receives Diplomatic Credentials of New Australian Ambassador". President of Afghanistan. 31 January 2013. Archived from the original on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013.


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