Paul Grigson is Australian Ambassador to Indonesia and took up his appointment in January 2015. He is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Department in September 2010. In 2014 he was Australia's Special Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Prior to this he was Ambassador to Thailand (2008-2010). He has also served overseas as Ambassador to Burma (Myanmar) (2003-2004); Chief Negotiator of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville (2000); and Counsellor later Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh (1993-1995).
His other roles in the Department have included: First Assistant Secretary, South East Asia Division (2004 2007); Assistant Secretary, Maritime South-East Asia Branch (2000-2003); Director, Parliamentary Liaison and Freedom of Information Section (1992-1993); Adviser, Office of the Minister for Foreign Affairs (1992); and Media Liaison Officer (1991-1992). Mr Grigson also served as Senior Adviser, International Division in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (1997-2000).
Today we're going to do a special interview with the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson. The program called "Special Dialogue" will be live on Warungkopi.okezone.com Wednesday, 12 April 2017 at 4pm.