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Meet the Consul-General Mr Brent Hall PSM OAM
Mr Hall commenced as interim Consul-General in Chicago on 30 August 2014.
Prior to his arrival in Chicago he served as Director AUSMIN Coordination for the 2014 AUSMIN meeting held in Sydney in August 2014. He has also served in Australia as Director of the Australia-Indonesia, Australian-Malaysia and Australia-Thailand Institutes and Director, Crisis Management and Contingency Planning - managing the Department’s response to international crises including the Mumbai terror attacks, Jakarta Hotel bombings and the Samoa tsunami.
Mr Hall served overseas as Counsellor (Management) and Consul General at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo (2011-14), Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Dili, East Timor (2006-08) and as Australia’s Consul-General in Bali, Indonesia (2003-2005).
Mr Hall also served as State Director of the Department's Queensland Regional Office in 2002 during the CHOGM held at Coolum. He has also completed overseas postings in Fiji (1989-1993) and Turkey (1997-2000) and short term missions in Bougainville, Honiara, Bali and Vientiane.
Educated at the University of New England and the University of Canberra, Mr Hall holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Diploma in Education.
Mr Hall has considerable experience responding to crises involving Australians overseas. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2003 and the Public Service Medal in 2006 for outstanding public service as Consul General in Bali.