John Cavanagh
Deputy Consul General & Trade Commissioner, Dubai


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John is Trade Commissioner for the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan. From a base in Dubai, John is responsible for creating trade opportunities for Australian businesses. He leads a team of business development professionals that connect Australian exporters with commercial opportunities in the UAE and broader Middle East and Africa region.
In his previous roles at Austrade, John undertook a short term role as Trade Commissioner in Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby for six months, and led the China Trade Policy team based in Canberra.
Prior to joining Austrade, John worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and had postings in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Afghanistan, and Suva

John is married with two sons and is a graduate of the University of Sydney and University of Queensland.