Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong
Also accredited to Macau

Key Staff

Consul-General

 Ms Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward has been Australia’s Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau since October 2020.

Ms Ward is a senior official in the Australian Government with extensive experience in trade and investment policy. She was the chief negotiator for the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and associated Investment Agreement, and led negotiations on behalf of Australia in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Prior to her posting in Hong Kong, Ms Ward was First Assistant Secretary in the Trade, Investment and Business Engagement Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

She has also served as Assistant Secretary in several branches of the department, covering Goods and Investment, Trade and Industrials, and Agriculture and Food.

Ms Ward has previously served overseas at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC, the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, and the Australian Embassy in Cairo.

Ms Ward holds a Master of Development Studies from Deakin University, and degrees in economics and arts from the Australian National University.

 

Executive Team

 

 Elizabeth Ward
 Consul-General

 Ryan Neelam
 Deputy Consul-General

 Shannon Powell
 Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner

 Marisa Howarth
 Consul (Consular & Management) 

 Toby Affleck
 Consul (Immigration)

 Scott Mann
 Consul (Australian Border Force)

 Gavin McDougall
 Director, Public Affairs

 Damien Appleby
 Consul (Police Liaison)