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The Australian Foreign Minister announced on 26 August 2016 the appointment of Ms Lynette Wood as Australia’s next Ambassador to Germany.
The Minister emphasised that Germany and Australia have a close and productive relationship, sharing common strategic and security objectives. She announced that the two countries will further strengthen our engagement on shared foreign, defence and security priorities through the inaugural 2+2 strategic dialogue between Foreign and Defence Ministers of both countries, taking place in September.
Germany is Australia’s eleventh largest trading partner and fifth largest destination for foreign investment and she stated that Australia also looks forward to engaging with Germany throughout their G20 Presidency in 2017.
In Canberra, Ms Wood was First Assistant Secretary, International Division with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). She has served as Assistant Secretary, Middle East Branch and Executive Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Ms Wood has also served overseas with postings in Canada and Germany.
Ms Wood holds a Master of Arts (International Relations) from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney.