Michael Helleman - Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - Thailand and Laos

Michael leads the Austrade team in Bangkok which is focused on growing Australia’s trade, investment and education relationship with Thailand, a top 10 trading partner for Australia, and Laos. He has extensive experience working with a diverse range of Australian exporters and with investors from North Asia, ASEAN, Europe, and North America. His previous assignments include leading Austrade's Infrastructure and Energy teams (based in Sydney), and as a Trade Commissioner in Jakarta. 

Prior to joining Austrade, Michael worked in the NSW Premier's Office and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including three years in Kuala Lumpur. Michael started his career at law firm Allens Arthur Robinson, after graduating from Sydney University with First Class Honours in Arts and Law.