Austrade gets new CEO

Posted by Editorial on 25th January 2010

Trade Minister Simon Crean has announced the appointment of Peter Grey as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).

Mr Grey has extensive experience both in Australia and overseas in prosecuting Australia’s trade and commercial relationships, the Minister advised. He is presently the Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.

“Throughout his career Mr Grey has worked closely with Australia’s business community and he will draw on this experience and network to further develop Austrade’s strategic relationship with Australian exporters and the broader commercial sector,” Mr Crean said.

Before taking up this appointment, Peter held a range of senior positions within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, being appointed Deputy Secretary in 1994.