FA168 - 14 November 2002
Diplomatic Appointment: Ambassador to Germany
I have today announced the appointment of Ms Pamela Fayle as Australian
Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany with concurrent accreditation
to the Swiss Confederation and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Ms Fayle will replace Mr Paul O'Sullivan, who has been Ambassador
since April 1999.
Australia's relationship with Germany is one of Australia's warmest
and most significant bilateral relationships. Australia has wide-ranging
dialogue and cooperation with Germany, which is the world's third-largest
economy and a central player in European and global economic and security
structures. Germany ranks ninth among Australia's trading partners
and seventh among sources of foreign investment. Germany has been
a significant source of migrants to Australia. Germans and Australians
have wide-ranging interest in each other's culture. Australia is
one of the most popular overseas destinations for German tourists
and students. The Government is keen to expand existing links with
Germany, including in traditional and new commercial spheres.
The Government is also working to deepen links with Switzerland,
the eighth-largest foreign investor in Australia and an important
participant in international fora, particularly now it is a member
of the United Nations.
Ms Fayle was appointed Deputy Secretary in the Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade in April 2000 and Ambassador for APEC in May 2000.
She is currently chair of the Commission for International Cultural
Promotion and acts as the Government alternate member on the Boards
of EFIC and Austrade. Prior to taking up these positions she was
Head of the Department's Market Development Division (1997-2000) and
Senior Official for ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) dialogue with Australia
and New Zealand. She was also Senior Official for Indian Ocean Rim
Association for Regional Cooperation dialogue.
Ms Fayle is a Graduate of the Australian National University in Economics
and Asian Studies. She has spent a large part of her career working
on economic and trade policy development. This has included a posting
to the Australian Embassy in Tokyo (1988-91) and terms as Head of
the East Asia Analytical Unit (1993-94), and as Head of the Trade
and Economic Analysis Branch of the Department (1996-97).
Media inquiries: Chris Kenny (Ministerial) +61 02 6277 7500 / Lyndall
Sachs (Departmental) +61 02 6261 1555
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