Ambassador Colin S. Heseltine

Ambassador Heseltine was born in 1947 and holds a Bachelor of Economics with honors from Monash University in Australia.

His professional career is as follows:

  • 2007: Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
  • 2006: Deputy Executive Director, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat
  • 2001–2005 Ambassador, Australian Embassy, Seoul
  • 1998–2001 First Assistant Secretary, North Asia Division, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 1997–1998: Assistant Secretary, Maritime South East Asia Branch (covering Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines), Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 1992–1997: Representative (Head of Mission), Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taipei
  • 1988–1992: Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Beijing
  • 1985–1987: Director, China Investment Project, Department of Industry, Technology and Resources, Victorian Government, Australia.
  • 1982–1985: Minister and Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Beijing
  • 1981–1982: Chinese language training (Canberra College of Advanced Education and Chinese University, Hong Kong, China)
  • 1975–1980: Overseas posting to Madrid
  • 1970–1975: Overseas posting to Santiago
  • 1969: Joined the Department of External Affairs, Canberra