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Christopher Oldfield is Consul-General & Senior Trade Commissioner at the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco. In addition to the consular function, the office is responsible for supporting the growth of two way trade and investment between the US West Coast and Australia.
Prior to joining Austrade, Christopher was the Chief Executive Officer of State owned Tasmanian Irrigation Pty Ltd (TI) and was a Member of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council, the Tasmanian Food Industry Advisory Council, the Tasmanian Infrastructure Advisory Council and the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Fruit and Vegetable Industry Taskforce.
Christopher previously held senior executive operational and public affairs roles with the Australian resources company, North Limited (formerly North Broken Hill Limited). From 2000 until 2010 Christopher successfully owned and managed the public affairs, political and media consultancy, Tasman Communications (Australia) Pty Ltd specialising in the resources, finance, agricultural and action sports sectors. It was during this time that Christopher acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) for a two year period.
Christopher is a graduate in Arts from Swinburne University, and he has also successfully completed the International Executive Program at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fontainebleau in France. Christopher is a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.
Christopher is married to Penny, has two adult daughters and enjoys snow skiing, yacht racing, cooking, Australian and American Western art and Kelpies!