Chairman at Australian Cyber Security Research Institute
David Irvine is unique in the history of Australian intelligence, a long-serving diplomat who subsequently became the only person to have served as the head both of Australia’s foreign intelligence collection agency and its domestic security agency – positions he held for almost twelve years.
Irvine was Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea during a particularly turbulent period from 1996-1999 and Australian Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China between 2000-2003, when he was also concurrently Australian Ambassador to Mongolia and to the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea.
David Irvine is a graduate in Arts from the University of Western Australia. He has an honorary Doctorate of Letters from that university and an honorary Doctorate of Science from Edith Cowan University.
He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Archives of Australia and a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board.
David is currently lectures at the National Security College within the Australian National University and is Chair of the Board of the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute.
Irvine has published two books on Indonesian culture.
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