Mr Graeme Meehan
Mr Meehan is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was most recently Head of Post, Consulate-General, Shanghai. He has previously served overseas as Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Beijing; Deputy Head of Post, Australian Representative Office, Taipei; and Counsellor, Australian Embassy, Beijing.
In Canberra Mr Meehan has served as Assistant Secretary, East Asia Branch; Deputy Head, China Free Trade Agreement Taskforce; and Director, Asia Section, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Mr Meehan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Melbourne. He speaks Russian and Chinese.
The Political Section, headed by our Deputy Head of Mission is tasked with advancing Australia's bilateral relationship and cooperation with our many countries of responsibility.
The Consular Section, headed by our Consul (who is also the Senior Administrative Officer), is responsible for looking after the affairs of Australians in Russia and our countries of accreditation, by providing an efficient and cost-effective support service, in line with Australia's Consular Services Charter.
Headed by our Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade is responsible for establishing and maintaining business and investment links between Australia and the region. This includes identifying opportunities in markets for Australian exporters, conducting market research and introducing potential business partners, along with assisting investors to pursue investment options in Australia. Austrade also markets Australian industry, product and service capabilities to business connections in the region. This includes being responsible for promoting Australian education (in collaboration with Australian education providers and local education agents) and providing prospective students from Russia and the CIS with the latest information about studying and living in Australia.