Deputy Chief Executive
Bede commenced in the role of Deputy Chief Executive in late November 2015. Prior to that, he was Deputy Secretary Australia, Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa Group.
Bede Corry returned to MFAT in 2014 from the Ministry of Defence where he was Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning from 2012 to 2014.
Before Defence, Bede had held a number of senior positions at MFAT, including as Ambassador to Thailand, Director of the Australia Division, Director of the Chief Executive’s Office, Counsellor at the Embassy in Washington, and Private Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Bede is a graduate of Victoria University.