Today I announce the appointment of Mr Tony Huber as Australia's next Consul-General in Mumbai.

India is one of Australia’s most significant partners in the Indo-Pacific region. It is our 10th largest trading partner and our fifth-largest export market, with two-way investment worth over $20 billion. The Consulate-General in Mumbai plays a key role in furthering Australia's trade, commercial and investment interests in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, and in India more broadly.

Mumbai is the economic, financial and commercial capital of India.  The city is a major hub for Australian companies and the centre of an important market for Australian services.

Mr Huber is an experienced career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He has served overseas as Australia’s Deputy High Commissioner, Ottawa and First Secretary, New Delhi.

In Canberra, Mr Huber was Director of the India Economic Section. He has also served as Director, Pacific Bilateral Section and Regional Trade Policy Section.

Mr Huber holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University. Mr Huber is expected to take up his appointment in August 2016.

I thank outgoing Consul-General Mark Pierce for his contribution to advancing Australia’s interests in Mumbai since 2013.

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