Dr Nicholas Baker is the Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner to Chile and the Andean Region. Prior to taking up this role he was the Trade Commissioner to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He also co-leads the Resources and Energy Team for the Americas. Nicholas has held numerous local and international positions throughout his career with Austrade. This includes Acting Head of International Education in Austrade’s Sydney office, Manager of the Client Engagement and Insights Group, and Trade Manager for the national Resources and Energy team.
Prior to this, as Paris-based Senior Trade and investment Commissioner, Nicholas was responsible for Austrade’s operations in France and Spain working across sectors as diverse as infrastructure, resources and energy, and international health.
From 2005-2009, Nicholas was Trade Commissioner and Consul General at the Australian Consulate General in Lima Peru, responsible for the Peruvian, Colombian and Ecuadorian markets with a focus on the resources and education sectors.
Before joining Austrade Nicholas was Director of Studies & Program Manager at the University of Sydney Centre for English Teaching.
Nicholas holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Master’s in Sociology from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Latin American Studies from the University of NSW. Nicholas is a fluent French and Spanish speaker. He is also Austrade’s Co-Champion for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity (CALD).