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Minister-Counsellor Political, Economic and AUKUS, Australian High Commission

Dr Christian Hirst


Dr Hirst is the Minister-Counsellor Political, Economic and AUKUS at the Australian High Commission in London.

Dr Hirst was previously Assistant Secretary responsible for India and the Indian Ocean in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to that he headed the Political and Economic sections at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, and was Counsellor (Political) at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

Prior to joining DFAT, Dr Hirst was a Senior Adviser Cyber Policy with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and held senior roles in the Department of Defence.

Dr Hirst has a PhD in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the University of Queensland.

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