Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mr Tony Negus APM will become Australia’s High Commissioner to Canada.
Mr Negus has had a distinguished career with the Australian Federal Police, serving most recently as Commissioner from 2009 to 2014.
In recognition of his contribution to our national security, Mr Negus was awarded the Australian Police Medal as well as awards from Indonesia, the United States and Interpol.
He has served on law enforcement boards including as Chairman of the Australian Crime Commission.
Mr Negus will take up his appointment in January 2015.
Australia and Canada are family. We speak the same language and we share values and heritage.
We also share a common purpose as members of the coalition determined to defeat ISIL in Iraq.
Australia and Canada have long worked together in the United Nations for progress on non-proliferation, human rights and development. Today, as members of the G20, we strive for credible global action to generate strong, job-creating growth – including most recently at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
We also have strong trade ties. Australia and Canada have enjoyed nine per cent annual growth in two-way investment. In 2013 Australian investment in Canada was almost $54 billion, Canadian investment in Australia was $27 billion and bilateral trade was over $5 billion.
We thank outgoing High Commissioner Louise Hand for her work to strengthen Australia’s relations with Canada since 2012.
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