His Excellency Mr Paul Robilliard
Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand
Mr Robilliard is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Before arriving in Thailand, he served in Canberra as First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Division.
Prior to this, he served twice as Head of the United Nations Security Council Taskforce (July–Oct 2013 and Nov 2012– May 13) and served in between as Senior Adviser, International, in the Prime Minister’s Office (May–July 2013). He has served overseas as: Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta (2009–12); Consul-General at the Australian Consulate-General in Honolulu (2001–04); Ambassador to Syria and Lebanon (1992–95) and had an earlier posting in Singapore (1986–89).
In Canberra, Mr Robilliard has served as: First Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia, Middle East and Africa Division (April– Nov 2012); Assistant Secretary, Afghanistan and Iraq Branch (2008); Head of Iraq Taskforce (2006–08); Assistant Secretary, North East Asia Branch (2004–06); Assistant Secretary, Parliamentary and Media Branch (1999–2001); Assistant Secretary, International Organisations Branch (1998–99); and Director, Executive Liaison Section (1996–98).
Mr Robilliard holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from the Australian National University in Canberra. He is married to Hanan and has two daughters, Christine and Emma.