Embassy of Australia
Ambassador of Australia to Brazil
Mr Kane is a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He commenced as Australian Ambassador to Brazil in November 2018. Previously he served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Australian Embassy in Madrid (2017-18); Ambassador of Australia to Chile, concurrently to Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela (2012-17); Political Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C. (2005-08); Second, later First, Secretary at the Australian Embassy in Mexico City (1998-2001); and Third, later Second, Secretary and Vice Consul at the Australian Embassy in Santiago de Chile (1992-95).
In Canberra, among other positions, Mr Kane has served as Director, Staffing Operations Section (2010-12); Director, Somalia Task Force (2008-09); and Senior Adviser, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2003-04). Mr Kane was promoted to the rank of ambassador in 2012.
Mr Kane has a Master of International Relations from Deakin University (2009); a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from the Australian National University (1992); and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and History from the University of Melbourne (1990).