Graham Fletcher (diplomat)

Graham Fletcher is an Australian diplomat who currently serves as the Australian Ambassador to China since August 2019.[1][2][3]

Graham Fletcher
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Australian Ambassador to China
Assumed office
28 August 2019
Preceded byJan Adams
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Sydney (BA)


Fletcher received a Bachelor of Arts (honours) from the University of Sydney. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs of Australia in 1983.[4]

Fletcher has been described by ABC News as "a top China specialist who has served three postings in China as an Australian diplomat and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese".[5] He has held the positions of Third Secretary, Beijing (1986–1988); Deputy Consul-General, Nouméa (1992–1994); Counsellor, Beijing (1997–2000); Deputy Head of Mission, Beijing (2004–2008); Head of DFAT North Asia Division (2008–2010; 2015–2019); and Deputy Head of Mission, Washington, D.C. (2011–2013). He led the Australian team in negotiations over the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement which was completed in 2014.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Fletcher is married with three children.[4]


  1. ^ Payne, Marise (29 March 2019). "Ambassador to China" (Press release). Archived from the original on 2 December 2020. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  2. ^ Payne, Marise (2019). "Alex Gallacher: Australian Ambassador inquiry". Hansard: Australian Senate. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 25 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Xi Jinping Accepts Credentials from Newly-appointed Ambassadors to China". United States: Consulate General of The People's Republic of China in Chicago. 28 August 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Ambassador to the People's Republic of China". Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  5. ^ Zhou, Christina (29 March 2019). "Australia appoints top diplomat to China as Scott Morrison plans $44m to 'turbo charge' Beijing ties". ABC News. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Australian Ambassador to China