Michael Wilson is Assistant Secretary, Governance, Fragility and Water Branch in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Michael joined the former Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) in 2005 and managed branches responsible for multilateral engagement, humanitarian and disaster response, communications and public affairs, ministerial and parliamentary services and bilateral programs across southeast Asia and the Middle East.
From 2011 to 2014, he was responsible for the Australian Government’s bilateral and regional aid programs in mainland south-east Asia, based in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to joining AusAID, Michael was Principal Policy Adviser (national security and international law enforcement) with the Australian Federal Police.
Michael holds degrees in political science and international relations from the Australian National University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.