Scott Wilson

Counsellor (Industry, Innovation and Science),
Australian Embassy Beijing

Scott is Counsellor for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, China. He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, and has been admitted to practice law in Australia. 

Scott has had a varied career as a federal and state public servant, including in the Attorney-General's Department, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Department of Health and Customs. 

Scott has a background in trade and was, prior to accepting the position of Counsellor, the Director of Trade Policy in DIIS, where he was involved in the negotiation of free trade agreements. He has also led policy development for the Australian Government across diverse international issues including people trafficking, anti-corruption, anti-dumping, international family law, and children's rights. He has received Australia Day Awards twice, for his work on legal reforms for tobacco packaging and age discrimination. 

Scott has previously lived and worked in Asia, and considers the position of Counsellor (Industry, Innovation and Science) to be a career highlight. 

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