Colin Heseltine is a board director and adviser of Sino Gas and Energy Holdings Limited, an ASX-listed company developing non-conventional gas resources in China.
He had a forty year career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1969-2008), which included postings in the Asian region and senior policy advisory positions in Australia.
In 2006 he was appointed by the Australian Government to head the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat in Singapore during Australia’s host APEC year in 2007.
He served as Australian ambassador to the Republic of Korea from 2001-2005, deputy head of mission in the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1982-85 and 1988-1992, and Senior Representative of the Australian Commerce and Industry Office in Taiwan from 1992-1997.
Since leaving the Australian Government in July 2008, he has provided consultancy services to business organizations.
He has a Bachelor of Economics with honours from Monash University, Melbourne.
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