Andrew Goledzinowski

Andrew Goledzinowski

Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia Australian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

Mr Goledzinowski is a career diplomat with over 30 years’ experience in the Australian foreign service and several international organisations.  He took up his appointment as the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia in January 2018.

Prior to this, Mr Goledzinowski was Australia’s Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking, and Co-chair of the 45-country regional grouping known as the Bali Process.

He has previously served in Wellington, Pretoria, Port Vila, Geneva, Baghdad and New York.  

He worked as Adviser to Foreign Minister Gareth Evans and Senior Adviser to Foreign Minister Alexander Downer.

Mr Goledzinowski has also held a number of international appointments.  

He was Head of International Coordination in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq in 2003-4, represented the World Bank in Baghdad and served as Chief of Staff to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson.  

Mr Goledzinowski has been a UN election monitor, led Australian Emergency Response Teams to Syria and Iraq and, in 2014, led the 15 nation Multinational Observer Group monitoring Fiji’s return to democracy elections.

Mr Goledzinowski is a holder of the Order of Australia (AM), the Australian Overseas Service Medal, the Australian Defence Force Medal and the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Exceptional Public Service.