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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

Kathy Klugman appointed High Commissioner for Australia in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 22 December, (Asiantribune.com): The Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stephen Smith MP, has confirmed the appointment of Ms Kathy Klugman as Australia's new High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, with non-resident accreditation to the Republic of Maldives. She will succeed Dr Greg French who has been High Commissioner since December 2004. Ms Klugman is expected to take up her appointment in February 2008.

Ms Klugman is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is currently Assistant Secretary, South and West Asia Branch.

Ms Klugman has served as Deputy High Commissioner in Singapore (2005-06) and Third Secretary in Vientiane (1993-95). Ms Klugman has previously served as Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo from 1998-2001.

Ms Klugman has held a range of positions including Assistant Secretary, Mainland South-East Asia and South Asia Branch (2004-05) and Director, East Timor Section (2001-03). She has also worked in the Arms Control and Counter-Proliferation Branch (1995-98) and the Counter-Terrorism Compliance Section (1992).

Ms Klugman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Sydney.

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