The Ambassador for Regional Health Security, Mr Peter Versegi, was appointed to his role in May 2018.
Mr Versegi is a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) where he is currently First Assistant Secretary, Development Policy Division. He has previously served overseas as Minister-Counsellor, Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, and Assistant, Executive Director’s Office, Western Pacific Constituency, World Bank, Washington.
In Canberra, he has served as First Assistant Secretary, Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT; and Assistant Secretary, Office of Development Effectiveness, DFAT.
Mr Versegi holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney.
As Ambassador, Mr Versegi advances Australia and the region's collective health security interests by focussing global attention on the needs of the Indo-Pacific, strengthening national health systems and preparing the region to respond to emerging health threats. He fosters partnerships with other governments, including emerging donors in our region, and leads Australia's engagement in the development and implementation of innovative health security solutions in international fora.