Australian Embassy
Qatar
Promoting the interests of the Australian Government, Australian businesses and the Australian community in Qatar.

Head of Mission

Australian Ambassador to Qatar

Jonathan Muir

Biography

Jonathan Muir took up his appointment as Ambassador to Qatar in July 2019. He is a career diplomat, who most recently served as Director, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking Taskforce in Canberra. He has previously served overseas in Indonesia. He holds a Master of International Affairs in International Security from Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the Queensland University of Technology. He is married with one adult daughter and two young sons.

Curriculum Vitae

2019 – present      Ambassador to the State of Qatar

2017 – 2019            Director, People Smuggling and Human Trafficking Taskforce, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2015 – 2017            Director, Sri Lanka and Maldives Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2014 – 2015            Senior Adviser, Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

2013 – 2014            Senior Media Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2013                          Senior Adviser, Foreign Policy Whitepaper Taskforce, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Secondment)

2012 – 2013            Counsellor, Australian Embassy Jakarta

2009 – 2012            First Secretary, Australian Embassy Jakarta

2008 – 2009            Language Student (Indonesian), Australian Embassy Jakarta

2006 – 2008            Executive Officer, Indonesia Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2005                          Commenced at Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

2003 – 2004            Graduate Student, Australian National University

1997 – 2002            Senior Engineering Designer, Worley Parsons

1995 – 1997            Engineering Designer, Kvaerner