An Australian diplomat for thirty years, served in Australian diplomatic missions as a political and economic policy analyst in Rangoon, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Washington DC before being appointed Australian High Commissioner in Harare (1998-2001), accredited to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola and Malawi; then Australian Consul-General in Noumea, New Caledonia (2001-2004). Currently Visiting Fellow, ANU Centre for European Studies, writing on France in the South Pacific. Chercheur Invité, Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po Paris (2015).
France in the South Pacific, with particular focus on contemporary developments in New Caledonia and preparation for the period after the expiry of the Noumea Accord, from 2018.
Writing on France in the South Pacific.
Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit, August 2011.