Media Release
Dated: 19th February 2020

New High Commissioner to India Announced Today

Today the High Commissioner to India announced the appointment of The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO as Australia’s next High Commissioner to the Republic of India.

AIBC Ltd would like to congratulate The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO on his appointment as the incoming High Commissioner to the Republic of India.  We look forward to working closely with him as we have the outgoing High Commissioner of Australia to the Republic of India HE Harinder Sidhu.

India is one of Australia’s closest and significant partners in the Indo-Pacific, with shared commitment to strengthening bilateral trade, with two-way investment valued at $30.7 billion.  AIBC will continue to assist and work closely with the government to expand trade and economic relationship, as outlined in the India Economic Strategy (IES).

Australia has strong strategic ties with India and this continues to expand.  In Australia there are over 700,000 people of Indian origin currently residing in Australia driving substantially education, cultural and tourism ties.

AIBC Ltd would like to thank the outgoing High Commissioner Ms Harinder Sidhu for her significant contribution to advancing Australia’s interest in India since 2016 and wish her all the best in her future engagements.

We congratulate, once again,  The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO as the new High Commissioner to the Republic of India and wish him well in his appointment.

Contact:
Mr Jim Varghese AM
National Chair
Australia India Business Council Ltd.
E: nationalchair@aibc.org.au
M: +61 474 739 479