Shannon Leahy
Trade Commissioner


Shannon commenced as Trade Commissioner Hanoi in February 2018. In Vietnam, Shannon has lead responsibility for promoting Australian innovation in services and technology, major infrastructure and urban development, resources and energy, international health, defence and advanced manufacturing.

Shannon’s ASEAN experience extends to roles in Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta, including most recently as Trade Commissioner to Jakarta 2013-2016.

Prior to his postings in ASEAN, Shannon held senior policy and Ministerial Adviser roles within the Government of South Australia, including as Ministerial Adviser to the South Australian Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Trade.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from Flinders University and Postgraduate qualifications in Finance (International Finance) from Deakin University.