Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
31 May 1996
Appointment of Australian Consul-General, Guangzhou.
I have today announced the appointment of Ms Zena Armstrong as Australian
Consul-General in Guangzhou. Ms Armstrong will replace Ms Maurine Chong,
who has been Consul-General since November 1992.
Southern China, centred in particular on the Pearl River delta, is a region
fundamental to China's economic and political fabric. Its role as a spearhead
of China's economic and market reform has spurred impressive economic growth.
As such, it is a region of growing importance for Australian trade and investment.
Ms Armstrong is a senior officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs and
Trade which she joined in 1991. From 1980 to 1991 Ms Armstrong worked as
a journalist in Melbourne and Canberra. She is currently serving as Counsellor
(Public Affairs) in Beijing. Ms Armstrong gained a Bachelor of Arts degree
at Melbourne University.
Ms Armstrong is expected to take up her appointment in June 1996.
For further information please contact Peter Collins on (06) 277 7500.