FA113 - 20 August 2002
Diplomatic Appointment: Consul-General to Bali
I have today announced the appointment of Mr Brent Hall as Australia's
Consul-General to Bali.
Mr Hall will replace Mr Ross Tysoe who has been Consul-General since
January 2001. He is expected to take up his appointment in January
Australia has long enjoyed close links with Bali. More than 250,000
Australians visit Indonesia for tourism and cultural purposes each
year and the majority of them visit Bali. This makes Bali one of the
most popular destinations for Australian travellers.
Australia also has good trade and investment links with Bali that
provide benefits for both countries. The upgrading of the Consul position
to Consul-General reflects the growing importance of Bali in Australia's
broader relations with Indonesia.
Mr Hall is a senior career officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs
and Trade and most recently served as State Director in the Department's
Regional Office in Brisbane. Overseas, he served as Second Secretary,
Fiji (1989-1993), and First Secretary, Turkey (1997-2000). Mr Hall
has also completed a number of short-term missions including Bougainville,
Honiara and Vientiane.
In Canberra, Mr Hall has held a range of positions including Executive
Officer, Consular Policy Section (1996-97), Desk Officer, Evaluation
and Audit Section (1993-95), and Senior Training Officer (1987-88).
Educated at the University of New England and the University of Canberra,
Mr Hall holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts
in Psychology and a Diploma in Education.
Media inquiries: Chris Kenny (Ministerial) +61 02 6277 7500 / Julie
McDonald (Departmental) +61 02 6261 1555
Local Date: Tuesday, 07-Jan-2014 10:29:14 EST