The Hon Nick Minchin
Australian Consul-General in New York
Nick Minchin commenced as Australian Consul-General in New York in May 2014.
Mr Minchin is a former Federal Cabinet Minister. He was elected to the Australian Senate for South Australia in July 1993 and served until June 2011.
From 1994 to 1996, Mr Minchin was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry and then held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1996–1997. He went on to become the Special Minister of State and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister 1997–1998, and Minister for Industry, Science and Resources 1998–2001. Significantly he was Minister for Finance and Administration from November 2001 until 2007. While in office, he held the posts of Leader of the Government in the Senate, and Vice-President of the Executive Council.
Mr Minchin holds degrees in Law and Economics from the Australian National University in Canberra and was an AFS Scholar at Hawken School in Cleveland, Ohio from 1970-71.