December 15, 2022
Capitol Hill Conference Room
His Excellency Arthur Sinodinos
Embassy of Australia
Ambassador Arthur Sinodinos has been Australia’s Ambassador to the U.S. since February 2020. He was previously Australia’s Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and was a Senator for New South Wales in the Australian Parliament from 2011 to 2019. During his parliamentary career, he also held other key roles in and outside Cabinet, including Cabinet Secretary and Assistant Treasurer. In 2019, he was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand School of Government in recognition of his promotion of public sector leadership.
Ambassador Sinodinos left government in 2006 to work with Goldman Sachs JBWere, followed by the National Australia Bank and various corporate appointments. In 1996, Ambassador Sinodinos was appointed the Prime Minister’s Senior Economic Adviser and in 1997, the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, a position he held for nine years. He started his Australian Public Service career in 1979, rising to the Senior Executive Service in the Department of the Treasury.