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Sean Kelly Appointed Australia’s Consul-General in Chennai

Sean Kelly, Australia's Consul-General to Chennai. Image courtesy DFAT.
Sean Kelly, Australia’s Consul-General to Chennai. Image courtesy DFAT.
Mr Sean Kelly will become Australia’s next Consul-General in Chennai, following an announcement by Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, on 10th January 2014.

Mr Kelly will tend to relations between the Australian government and the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, as well as the union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, which collectively contribute more than a quarter of India’s GDP.

Mr Kelly will be replacing Mr David Holly as Consul-General.

Mr Kelly works in Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and has previously served overseas in China, Taiwan and Vietnam. He was most recently Director of the India Political and Regional Section and before that the Defence, Strategy and Regional Security Section.

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