Ian Halliday
Consul General Dubai and General Manager Middle East Africa


Ian joined Austrade in July 2018 as General Manager – Middle East and Africa with responsibility for Austrade operations across the region. He also holds the position of Consul-General of Australia to Dubai.

Prior to joining Austrade Ian was Managing Director of Dairy Australia from January 2010.

Ian's expertise includes an extensive range of management roles with SPC, Goodman Fielder, Kraft Foods, KR Castlemaine and Vesco Foods.

At Vesco Foods and KR Castlemaine he was the CEO, responsible for leading transformational change at both organisations.

Whilst at Kraft Foods, Ian was Director of Operations responsible for all manufacturing and supply chain activities for the Kraft Australia organisation. He was also responsible for all Kraft Australia Export business, most of which included sales into Asia and the Middle East. His last appointment at Kraft Foods was the Director of Coffee Operations based in the United Kingdom.

Ian has a Bachelors in Applied Sciences (Food Tech) from Hawkesbury Agricultural College. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), and a former Director of Agrifood at Skills Australia, and GOTAFE.

Ian is married and has three sons.