Michael Moignard spent 35 years as an Australian public servant working in trade and resources policy, and trade promotion. He holds a Masters in Science (Chemistry) from the University of Melbourne, a B.A. (Hons) in History and Economics from ANU, and a Diploma of Education from La Trobe University. Michael spent close to 7 years in India, as Senior Trade Commissioner for South Asia with the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. He first served in New Delhi from 1998 to 2000, and again from 2004 to 2008, most recently in late 2012. He also served with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) in New York, Santiago de Chile, Manila, and Singapore.
Michael was made a Fellow of the Australia India Institute (AII) in February 2013. He has had two articles published by AII on the Australia-India Trade and Investment relationship. He has spoken at various conferences on India – Australia relations, most recently at the AIBC – AFR Conference in May 2016.
In September 2014, he became a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd, a small firm involved in assisting Australian business do business in India. Michael is also involved in Ryder Cheshire Australia, and is President of its Victorian chapter Michael joined the Australia India Business Council Victoria Committee in July 2016, and became President of AIBC Victoria in March 2017